Man behind Ajay Gupta video released in Dubai

Written by on April 12, 2018

South African authorities say a businessman who was filmed confronting one of the Gupta brothers in Dubai has been released by the authorities there.

South African businessman Justin van Pletzen was detained for questioning in Dubai after a video circulated showing him asking Ajay Gupta – who is officially a “fugitive from justice” in South Africa – when he will return.

“When are you going back to South Africa? The country is looking for you,” Mr van Pletzen says in the video filmed outside the South African embassy in Dubai earlier this month.

The wealthy Gupta family have been accused of using their close friendship with South Africa’s former President Zuma to wield enormous political influence, and to win state contracts. The Guptas and Mr Zuma deny all allegations of wrongdoing.



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