Guptas paid R500,000 for a stage at Zuma’s son’s lavish wedding
The Guptas used Oakbay’s acting CEO Ronica Ragavan as the ‘technical point of contact with suppliers and service providers’ for the 2015 wedding
Leaked e-mails show how the Gupta family pulled out all the stops to stage a lavish wedding for their business partner and President Jacob Zuma’s son‚ Duduzane Zuma‚ with their company Sahara even footing some of the bills for the wedding. Duduzane married Shanice Stork in Durban in May 2015 at a ceremony at the Fairmont Hotel‚ Zimbali‚ followed by a traditional ceremony at his father’s homestead in Nkandla. The leaked e-mails give an insight into the close relationship between the Guptas and the president’s son which has long been a subject of controversy. The plans for the wedding were handled from the top with the Guptas appointing Oakbay acting CEO Ronica Ragavan as the "technical point of contact with suppliers and service providers". Gupta attorneys were roped in to deal with contracts and payments while Ragavan handled drawing up plans for the function‚ "venue liaison and marquee dimensions and drawings, etc".