The Guptas say the state has no prospect of convicting them on any criminal charges linked to the Estina Dairy Project “scam” — and that the latest state bid to freeze assets allegedly linked to the “scam” is baseless and “an abuse of process”. They’re fighting to overturn the freezing of 43 residential‚ farm and business properties‚ two aircraft‚ a helicopter‚ a Porsche‚ a Lamborghini‚ Range Rovers and other cars, as well as bank accounts belonging to Oakbay Investments and Sahara Computers. The case is expected to be heard next week and will be key to the state disproving the Guptas’ vocal stance that they are winning their litigation war with the “recklessly incompetent” National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). The Guptas say National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams’s case for the latest freezing of R180m in assets is “entirely deficient, based as it on hearsay and incomplete‚ inaccurate and misleading allegations” and “deeply and fundamentally flawed”. They further i...

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