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EDITORIAL | When, or if, the Guptas are extradited, SA’s case ...

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EDITORIAL | When, or if, the Guptas are extradited, SA’s case must be airtight

Bearing in mind the dismal failure of the Shrien Dewani case, the stakes are too high for the Guptas to be acquitted

Editorial

Three years of diplomatic dexterity and doggedness appear to have paid off for SA law enforcement bosses.

The arrest of Rajesh and Atul Gupta in Dubai has been widely welcomed by South Africans who are frustrated by the excruciatingly slow progress in bringing the perpetrators of state capture to justice.

But the real work in getting the Guptas back to SA and into the dock is far from over. SA must convince UAE authorities that it has a strong case against the brothers before the country will agree to release them to face trial in SA. That could take months...

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