South Africa Applies for extradition of Gupta brothers from UAE

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South Africa launches extradition request for Gupta brothers

South Africa submitted a request for extradition from the United Arab Emirates of the Gupta brothers, who are wanted for allegedly masterminding the looting of billions of dollars from state entities.

“A request was received from the National Director of Public Prosecutions for the extradition of the Gupta brothers from the United Arab Emirates to the Republic of South Africa to stand trial on charges of fraud, money laundering,” Justice Minister Ronald Lamola said in a statement on Monday.
 
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when you have enough money, Rules and laws us Commoners dont apply to you,

how likely will they pull a Gosen and get smuggled away in a Drum case?
 
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They are only now submitting a request for extradition? The wheels are sure turning slowly on this one.

Yup, they couldn't delay any further before civil society started taking the government to court to force them to do their job would be my guess.

I would assume Nel had a quiet word with Lamola on the side :p
 
Nothing to celebrate at this time. There still needs to be the intention to prosecute and to have them stand on trial. Never mind that they aren't in our custody, and the brothers can oppose the extradition. All being said, the UAE central authority still needs to deliberate. Just because we have some extradition treaty, doesn't mean that it would need to be honoured to the letter, treaties are only as strong as its will. Time will tell, but it is when they are on trial when progress is being made.
 
Yup, they couldn't delay any further before civil society started taking the government to court to force them to do their job would be my guess.

I would assume Nel had a quiet word with Lamola on the side :p

Extradition applications can take a long time, since you need a case which will have to be argued in their courts.

At this point the brothers will be preparing to oppose the application. This matter could take a long time to be vented in the UAE system. I don't know UAE law or the treaty in detail, but do expect appeals as per the usual.
 
How long do companies have to keep documents? Isn't it 7 years?

The Vrede Farm scandal was in 2012, 2013. They can deny the validity of the documents used as proof and say they can't verify it.
 
More realistic, Guptas extradited to SA and then escape / went into hiding

I doubt that they will go into hiding, Zuma (and Dali) is paving the way, besides, their extradition case can take months or even years in the UAE. Then… we still need to see what the ANC will look like in 2023, as they might be more 'open' to receiving them pending on how they swing.
 
Nothing to celebrate at this time. There still needs to be the intention to prosecute and to have them stand on trial. Never mind that they aren't in our custody, and the brothers can oppose the extradition. All being said, the UAE central authority still needs to deliberate. Just because we have some extradition treaty, doesn't mean that it would need to be honoured to the letter, treaties are only as strong as its will. Time will tell, but it is when they are on trial when progress is being made.
On the world stage it's expected that justice will be served here, can't see that being easily overlooked.
 
What about Duduzane Zuma?
No need to extradite, he's as guilty as the Guptas, there shouldn't be any excuses?
 
Good. Put them in jail with no chance of bail to start with, and under constant, changing guard.
I'm thinking that we should leave them there. They already took so much of tax payers money, now they want to use more tax payers money in flying them here and putting them up for free room and board for the next few years. Until they get medical parole? How much more tax payers money we gonna lose on these a-holes?
 
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