The Hawks have confirmed that three people have been arrested and two others are expected to hand themselves over on Wednesday, following raids in relation to the Vrede Dairy farm investigation. The Guptas' Saxonwold compound was raided early on Wednesday morning. The Hawks said its Serious Corruption Crime Unit was conducting ongoing operations at various addresses in Gauteng, including a residential premises in Saxonwold. "The operation is in respect of the Vrede farm investigations. So far three people have been arrested and two other suspects are expected to hand themselves over to the Hawks," spokesman Hangwani Mulaudzi said in a statement. "Operations are still ongoing and further details will be made available at a later stage." Mulaudzi would not immediately reveal the names of those arrested. “Let’s just say that it includes charges of fraud‚” he said. It is believed that prior to raiding the Gupta residence‚ officers had raided a Bedfordview residence‚ believed to be that ...

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