Atul Gupta and his relatives are finding it hard to stay in South Africa, but they love the country and want it to remain their home.
In an interview with BBC’s Radio Four, Atul Gupta affirmed that it’s unfair his family’s businesses have been linked to all the state capture allegations.
He contended that the businesses have always been run legally and, that the allegations against the Guptas were instigated by monopoly capital to smear the reputation of the family and discredit the government of South Africa.
According to him, he never gave the former deputy Finance Minister, Mcebisi Jonas any bribe or offer to become South Africa’s Finance Minister. Monopoly capital is manufacturing the state capture stories to fuel a dislike of the family.
He reportedly said:
“I want to stay in South Africa because I love this country. I’m proudly South African and I respect all my fellow South Africans. I’m an example of financial liberation and I’m playing my part” to make South Africa a better place.
Atul added that the Gupta family ought to have made much more positive contributions to the country without the challenges monopoly capital has always engendered.
To him, the Gupta family are been troubled by monopoly capital group of South African businesses. These businesses, he said, want to do away with the competition the Guptas are bringing in the economy.
He said the family was forced to scrutinize where the disruptions their businesses are getting is coming from. With that, they realized that monopoly capital is behind the media giving out false stories about the Guptas.
Yesterday, BuzzSouthAfrica reported that the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) laid charges of treason, fraud forgery, racketeering and extortion, against Zuma’s son, Duduzane, and the Gupta brothers.
Outa said the charges were laid against the individuals because they are at the heart of state capture.