Justice Minister, Ronald Lamola, says South African authorities are using all avenues available to them to get the Guptas to account. He was responding to a US decision to blacklist the Guptas and their associate Salim Essa.
Some of the prescripts that the US has used for example is the executive order which we do not have in SA. So hence we have taken the route of investigations and through various commissions of inquiry which is to act. You know they were expected to appear before the commission. We are in the process of help to ensure that they are able to come and respond,” said Lamola.
On Thursday, the US Treasury announced sanctions on the Gupta family and associate Salim Essa, calling them a “significant corruption network” that dispersed bribes and misappropriated millions in state funds.
In other news – Breaking Bad actor Robert Forster has died
Oscar-nominated actor Robert Forster has died. He was 78 years old. His publicist Kathie Berlin said he died on Friday of brain cancer at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by his family, reports The Guardian.
Robert was best known for his role in Jackie Brown starring alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Pam Grier and Robert De Niro. His received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role as Max Cherry in the crime drama. Read more