The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has laid charges of corruption and fraud against Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba‚ Department of Home Affairs official Gideon Christians‚ Rajesh Gupta and Sahara CEO Ashu Chawla. The case against the four is outlined in an affidavit supplied to the police by Stefanie Fick‚ Outa’s head of legal affairs. In the affidavit‚ Fick said the apparent close relationship between Christians‚ Gigaba‚ Chawla and Gupta should be investigated. She said it appeared that Chawla and Gupta did not have to follow prescribed procedures in obtaining visas and received preferential treatment from government officials. "In return‚ it appears that Christians was rewarded for his assistance. It also appears that Tony (Rajesh) Gupta may have had the ability to influence decisions taken by Gigaba and the reason therefore should be properly investigated‚" Fick said in her affidavit. Gigaba was home affairs minister from May 2014 to March 2017 and Christians was the second...

Subscribe now to unlock this article.

Support BusinessLIVE’s award-winning journalism for R129 per month (digital access only).

There’s never been a more important time to support independent journalism in SA. Our subscription packages now offer an ad-free experience for readers.

Cancel anytime.

Would you like to comment on this article?
Sign up (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.