NEWS ANALYSISThe Bank of Baroda has given the Gupta family and their associates until March 21 to launch legal action to keep their banking records secret in what appears to be a play for time.Should any of the Gupta brothers or a corporate persona of their associate Salim Essa launch such action, it would delay the release of the records for the duration of what could be a lengthy case.Lawyers for the bank this week told affected parties it had decided to grant a request for the records...
This week news broke that the Asset Forfeiture Unit is targeting companies associated with allegations of state capture, which in turn revolve around the Gupta family. The family itself was, at the time of publication, not subject to forfeiture attempts but efforts to preserve the value of assets, and keep money in the country, appeared to be imminent.
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Uninformed speculation: someone pointed out that it is inappropriate for the PP to make this kind of suggestion. And -- the important bit for me in all this -- she listened.
I take that as a good sign. Not, you know, a billboard-sized one, but a tiny plaque, maybe.
Yesterday afternoon the Public Protector issued a "clarification" statement on the state capture inquiry terms of reference. Much confusion and 116 minutes later her office issued an "erratum" in an effort to memory-hole this section of that statement. https://t.co/mN2atVZ0vs
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