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Brother Ajay, Atul and Rajesh (Tony) Gupta, relocated to South Africa from India in 1993. As they are seen with the first president of the new South Africa Nelson Mandela and the current president Cyril Ramaphosa on a picture earlier on their arrival in the country.

Just when white minority rule was ending and the country was opening up to the rest of the world.

Family spokesman Haramath Ghosh told the BBC by email that their father, Shir Kumar Gupta, sent Atul to South Africa believing that Africa was about to become the “America to the World”- the world’s land of opportunity.

The family was seen again with former president Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe, on a picture at one of the state’s presidential events.

currently they are linked to the Zumas (Zuptas)

Bongi Ngema-Zuma, one of the president’s wives, used to work for the Gupta-controlled JIC Mining Services as a communications officer. The family reportedly paid for her 3.8m rand Pretoria mansion. They have denied this

• Duduzile Zuma, his daughter, was a director at Sahara Computers. She began working for them six months after her father was elected as ANC president. She has since resigned

• Duduzane Zuma, a son, was a director of some Gupta-owned companies but stepped down in 2016 following public pressure.

The big question is why Mr Zuma’s close allies defend the family, is it because Mr Zuma is the one who is directly linked to them on all corruption activities they are accused of, or there is more to who is involved?

By: Monti Montsha

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