UK Authorities Flag Dlamini-Zuma In Gupta Investigation

According to a report by the Daily Dispatch, the ANC presidential hopeful is listed alongside two current wives of president Zuma – Bongi Ngema-Zuma and Thobeka Madiba-Zuma.

Along with the Guptas, president Jacob Zuma and his sons and nephews, other names revealed to be part of the investigation include Gupta associate, Eric Wood, and former Eskom executive Brian Molefe.

On Thursday, UK regulators confirmed they would look into concerns raised by Lord Peter Hain that London-based banks might have handled illicit funds linked to the Gupta and Zuma families.

He warned about UK banks’ possible exposure to the Guptas, alleging that money may have passed through to the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong, where HSBC and Standard Chartered had large footprints.

He also asked all UK financial institutions to “review their exposure to Gupta and Zuma family members and their business.”

Both the UK and US probes are directly related to allegations of money laundering in 2013, around the time of the infamous Gupta wedding, which was thrust into the spotlight when wedding guests bypassed South African laws by landing at the Waterkloof air base.

The family has been accused of using money meant for a Free State farming project, run through several of its companies, to pay for the R30 million wedding.


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