Lord Hain wants the Gupta family and associates investigated

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and the Hawks have been criticised for being far too silent on investigations pertaining to the Gupta family.

On the hand, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and British officials are pushing ahead with their investigations.

A former anti-apartheid activist and British Lord is rallying financial officials in Britain, Dubai, Europe and Hong Kong to investigate the Gupta family and President Jacob Zuma for their alleged role in corruption and international money laundering .

The #GuptaLeaks have in recent months revealed how the family used the international banking system to move funds.

EWN senior reporter, Barry Bateman has been covering the story. He says in the past twelve hours, Lord Hain sent a letter to the United Kingdom's treasury, where he outlined concerns related to potential British links to what is happening in South Africa.

Lord Hain has asked that all UK financial institutions review their exposure to the list of 27 people and 14 entities including Zuma, several of his relatives, the Guptas as well as presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Barry Bateman, EWN senior reporter

He is telling the British authorities to look into these particular individuals.

Barry Bateman, EWN senior reporter

Hangwani Mulaudzi, Hawks Spokesperson says all their investigation are confidential and cannot share details with the public.

There is a lot of work being done and issues being brought to the fore says Mulaudzi. He goes on to say there is no way, all this information brought to the public's awareness can be ignored.

An investigation has been launched and has been launched for some time. The Acting General has brought in some more resources. There are a lot of statements that need to be taken, a lot of traveling that needs to be done. Unfortunately we cannot give a blow by blow account of the investigations.

Hangwani Mulaudzi, Hawks Spokesperson

Mulaudzi says it is disheartening hearing members of the public making statements such as 'the Hawks have been captured'.

Mulaudzi confirms that the Hawks have not received any communication from the FBI. He goes on to say they have worked with the FBI previously and there processes that need to be followed before the two organisations can work together.

Listen to the full interview in the audio clip:


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