30/05/2017 13:12 SAST | Updated 30/05/2017 13:17 SAST

DA Lays Corruption, Treason, Racketeering Charges Against Zuma, Guptas, Ministers

"These charges are based on new evidence that emerged last weekend."

Siphiwe Sibeko / Reuters

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has laid charges against President Jacob Zuma and several other Cabinet ministers, it said in a statement on Tuesday.

"These charges are based on new evidence that emerged last weekend, in the form of documentation and emails, forming a paper trail which implicate these individuals in serious criminal offences," DA leader Mmusi Maimane said.

The charges include corruption, racketeering and treason.

The charges extend to the following individuals:

  • President Jacob Zuma;
  • Atul Gupta;
  • Ajay Gupta;
  • Rajesh Gupta;
  • Ashu Chawla (CEO of Gupta-owned Sahara Computers);
  • Nazeem Howa (Director of various Gupta-linked companies and former CEO of Oakbay Investments);
  • Mosebenzi Zwane (alleged Gupta-appointed Minister of Mineral Resources);
  • Malusi Gigaba (alleged Gupta-appointed Minister of Finance);
  • Faith Muthambi (alleged Gupta-appointed Minister of Communications);
  • Desmond van Rooyen (alleged Gupta-appointed former Minister of Finance and current Minister of COGTA);
  • Duduzane Zuma (director of Gupta-linked companies and oldest son of President Zuma); and
  • Matshela Koko (suspended Senior executive of Eskom).