US Blacklists South Africa's Zuma-Allied Guptas Over 'Corruption'

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Updated October 10, 2019Former South African president Jacob Zuma stands in the dock of the High Court of Pietermaritzburg during his hearing over 16 corruption charges.

  Phill MAGAKOE / POOL / AFP The US Treasury announced sanctions Thursday on South Africa’s Gupta business family, close friends of ex-president Jacob Zuma, calling them a “significant corruption network” that dispersed bribes and misappropriated millions in state funds. The three Indian-born Gupta brothers — Ajay, Atul and Rajesh — are at the center of a South African investigation into rampant corruption during Zuma’s nine-year administration.

His rule ended with a myriad of graft scandals that forced him to step down in February last year.

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