The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to make a prompt move to ensure borders and air terminals are on high alert to prevent the Gupta family from fleeing the country.
“Following reports that warrants of arrest are being set up for at least one of the Gupta brothers and high-ranking politicians, our borders ought to be secured. This will keep the siblings from sneaking past the net. It is improbable they will sit and wait for their arrest. There is a solid probability they will endeavor to escape the country if they haven’t as of now,” DA Leader Mmusi Maimane said in a statement on Tuesday.
Maimane said [We] ought not to enable them to leave South Africa, and not with the assistance of government like Omar al-Bashir did,” said Maimane.
The opposition party leader said Ramaphosa should today [Tuesday] confirm with Home Affairs Minister, Ayanda Dlodlo, regardless of whether the Guptas are still in the county and if in this way, must put all borders and airplane terminals on high alert as they are a flight risk.
Ramaphosa must ascertain from Minister Dlodlo the following without delay:
- Determine the whereabouts of the people for whom the warrants of arrest have been issued;
- Guarantee all exit points from South Africa are provided with copies of relevant arrests warrants;
- Guarantee all exit points from South Africa are placed on high alert and instructed to execute arrests warrants without hesitation.
“President Zuma is traded off and ensnared in this issue through his notable relationship with the Guptas and their joint State Capture endeavors.
At the point when the President is compromised and unfit to act in a hurried way, Ramaphosa as second in charge should make a move to the greatest advantage of the nation,
Maimane said the Western Cape High Court said a year ago when the court requested that the Deputy President must select the new National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) as the President was compromised.
Ramaphosa has been vocal in denouncing State Capture and corruption.
In this way, since Ramaphosa is Deputy President of the nation and second in command he must act immediately.
“The Guptas, alongside President Zuma, must have their day in court for their part in the capture of the state. We call on South Africans who have information in such manner to approach and alert authorities on the whereabouts of the Guptas,” added Maimane.