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South Africa: Controversial Gupta family home raided by police

From BBC - February 13, 2018

Two people have been arrested in a raid on the home of the controversial Gupta family in South Africa as part of a government influencing investigation.

The wealthy India-born Gupta family have been accused of "state capture" - using their friendship with President Zuma to wield enormous political influence for their business interests.

Both Mr Zuma and the Guptas deny the allegations made against them.

Mr Zuma is under pressure to resign, in part because of links to the Guptas.

He is expected to respond shortly to a formal request from the African National Congress (ANC) to step down.

Mr Zuma was replaced as the party's leader in December by his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, but has so far resisted calls to resign as president.

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