Ajay Gupta is no longer a fugitive from justice, with the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) confirming in writing that the arrest warrant issued against him for corruption has now been cancelled. The warrant, which was issued in connection with an alleged attempt by the Gupta family to bribe former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas to take over as finance minister, means Gupta can possibly return to SA without fear of arrest. His lawyers declined to comment on whether he will return to the country in order to testify at the commission of inquiry into state capture. The commission’s chair, deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, has repeatedly refused the Gupta family the right to cross-examine any of the witnesses who have implicated them in their testimonies, on the basis that they refused to return to SA to do so. The NPA in January withdrew corruption charges against former president Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane in connection with the same case Gupta was wanted for, on the basis ...

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