FBI opens investigation into U.S. links to South Africa’s Guptas
South African President Jacob Zuma
London, Oct. 19, 2019 (AltAfrika)–There are reports that the FBI has opened an investigation into U.S. links to South Africa’s Guptas, escalating a scandal over the family’s alleged use of a friendship with President Jacob Zuma to control state businesses, the Financial Times said on Thursday.
The newspaper, which cited “people familiar with the matter”, said the U.S investigators had been looking at individuals, bank accounts and companies in the U.S for ties to alleged graft involving the family
It gave no further details about the investigation. The Gupta family and Zuma have consistently denied any wrongdoing.