Advocacy group says extraditing Gupta brothers to South Africa would be a victory for justice – SABC News

The advocacy group, Defend our Democracy, believes that extraditing the Gupta brothers to South Africa to face charges would be a significant victory for the many citizens who have demanded justice and accountability.

Rajesh and Atul Gupta were arrested in Dubai. The brothers are said to be the architects of state capture when former President Jacob Zuma was still at the helm.

They were implicated in the recent state capture investigation report.

Defend Our Democracy campaign spokesperson Dudu Mmeti said that while the wheels of justice can sometimes turn slowly, the reported arrests should send a strong message that the long arm of the law is eventually coming to an end. close.

“The Defend Our Democracy campaign welcomes the arrest of Rajesh and Atul Gupta in the United Arab Emirates. We note that South African law enforcement is working with their counterparts in the United Arab Emirates and we await further clarification on this. If the Gupta brothers were to be extradited to South Africa, it would also be an important and welcome development for the country as it attempts to undo the years of damage caused by the systematic redirection of the state, capture and corruption.

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