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Empire Gupta

Their business empire

Gupta brothers

Informal associates
Bongi Ngema-Zuma Ace Magashule

Sahara Computers Shiva Uranium Afripalm Resources The New Age (TNA) Media Mabengela Investments Oakbay Investments Islandsite Investments

Westdawn Investments (owns JIC Mining Services) CRCC Afripalm Construction Comair (Atul is a director; the family owns 4.66% of the company)

President Jacob Zumas sixth wife works as head of communications and marketing at JIC Mining Services, reported the Mail & Guardian. The newspaper further reported the Guptas are linked to a R3.8 million bond on Ngema-Zumas Pretoria house, granted by Indias Bank of Baroda

The Free State Premiers son, Tshepiso, is employed by Mabengela Investments a company belonging to Rajesh Gupta and Duduzane Zuma. City Press reported in 2011 that the Guptas loaned Tshepiso a BMW Z4 from their eet of cars

From left: Ajay (47), Rajesh (40) and Atul (44)

Fallen out
Helen Zille

Former business partners

Lazarus Zim Jagdish Parekh Duduzile Zuma

Formal business partners

Essop Pahad Duduzane Zuma Menzi Mbatha Nazeem Howa





The former Anglo American CEO and Telkom chairperson was a business partner of the Guptas in several of their companies until he broke all ties with them in 2011. The family denies there was acrimony between them and Zim

Parekh previously headed the Gupta familys investment company, Oakbay Investments. He also served on the board of JIC Mining Services, but resigned in 2010

President Jacob Zumas daughter was appointed as a director of Sahara Computers in June 2008 six months after her father was elected ANC president. But she resigned from three Sahara companies in September 2009

The former minister in the presidency under president Thabo Mbeki serves on the board of Sahara Holdings. He was previously a director of TNA Media and received funding from the Guptas to fund his magazine, The Thinker, which is published by Vusizwe Media

President Jacob Zumas 30-year old son is linked to at least eight Gupta companies: Sahara Holdings, Shiva Uranium, Gemini Moon Trading, JIC Mining Services, Afripalm Horizons, Islandsite Investments, Mabengela Investments and CRCC Afripalm Construction

Mbatha is a director of Afripalm Horizons. He previously served on the board of JIC Mining Services

The former chief operating officer of Independent Newspapers is now the chief executive of TNA Media, which publishes The New Age. The company also plans to launch a 24-hour news channel on DSTV soon

During an interview with City Press in 2011, the family said they had many politicians as friends. These included Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale and Mining Minister Susan Shabangu. Other high-prole politicians who attended the wedding was Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba, Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor, Ace Magashule and deputy ministers Ebrahim Ebrahim and Obed Bapela

The DA leader and Western Cape premier received R200 000 from a Sahara employee in 2011, after eating lunch at the familys Saxonwold compound. After refusing to participate in a New Age breakfast earlier this year, the family went on an offensive and accused Zille of lying