The raids, which have been carried out by South Africa’s elite police unit, the Hawks, as nicely as South African police officers, came about within the Saxonwold neighborhood of Johannesburg.
The Guptas, three Indian ex-pat businessmen, are accused by the country’s anti-graft physique of utilizing their shut relationship with Zuma for monetary achieve.
The raids come a day after South Africa was plunged into political turmoil after the country’s ruling African Nationwide Congress introduced it had demanded Zuma’s resignation, however the 75-year-old has to this point refused to go.
Zuma has been mired in a slew of corruption scandals and survived opposition events’ makes an attempt to oust him. His capacity to outlive them earned him the nickname “Teflon President.”
He faces greater than 780 allegations of corruption referring to a 1990s arms deal. Zuma denies all of the corruption allegations in opposition to him.
Chatting with CNN Tuesday, South Africa’s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba mentioned he expects Zuma to resign on Wednesday.
“We count on that tomorrow (Wednesday) he (Zuma) goes to do the appropriate factor as the ANC (African Nationwide Congress) expects,” he mentioned.
“The secretary basic (of the ANC) was very clear immediately that we count on of the cadres of the ANC to do the appropriate factor when referred to as upon. As President Mbeki himself did so in 2008, we count on that President Zuma will do the identical factor. If that does not occur, the ANC has put in mechanisms to handle that state of affairs.”