Guptas, Duduzane Zuma in line for Denel billions

Guptas, Duduzane Zuma in line for Denel billions

2014-08-31 12:30

Johannesburg - Rajesh “Tony” Gupta and Duduzane Zuma stand to benefit from a multiyear infantry combat vehicle contract with Denel worth billions, which will kick off within the next two years.

The two hold a 25.1% stake in VR Laser Services through Craysure Investments, a company wholly owned by Westdawn Investments, according to the Mail & Guardian.

Company records show Gupta and Zuma are directors in Westdawn, and both Westdawn and Craysure share a registered office in Midrand, Gauteng.

On its website, VR Laser, tucked in a cul de sac in the Boksburg industrial area on the East Rand, boasts that it is involved in “the supply of steel components for the Armaments Corporation of South Africa’s project Hoefyster, which involves a total of 264 infantry combat vehicles for the SA National Defence Force”.

This army contract, which Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown described as a “R10bn investment by government in Denel through the department of defence” during Denel’s AGM earlier this month, is called Project Hoefyster.

- City Press.

  • sxp - 2014-08-31 12:57

    I wonder if these people will ever stop their evil....perhaps only when they are dead will it stop.

      David Jones - 2014-08-31 13:29

      @exp. are you seeing things there. The article states that "they stand to benefit." They have not benefited yet. Read the article nicely there.

      Franky Mark - 2014-08-31 22:47

      Dada, Nathan Kirsh also gave money to Angang - or something like that - cant actually remember them. Can you tell me what influence Breytenbach and FW have on SA politic's - almost zero accept that the ANC crap themselves for Breytenbach as she had can proof the corruption ties between to Zuma's and his mate Richard. I am much more worried about the ANC misusing state funds by providing "surprise" food parcels before an election to influence the outcome - like in Potchefstroom where the ANC people were so fed up with their party that they voted for the opposition? ... and what did the ANC do--- keep the corrupt idiot in charge and change their Councillors. The ANC really care about their voters --- NOT !

      Utopian Indigent - 2014-09-01 07:31

      David Jones you are either an idiot or a paid crony. We all know exactly what this means because we have seen it a thousand times be4, and so have you.

      Utopian Indigent - 2014-09-01 07:32

      Anti Dada you are either an idiot or a paid crony. We all know exactly what this means because we have seen it a thousand times be4, and so have you.

      Made-In SA - 2014-09-01 07:54

      @Aunti Anthony Dodo bird.If cANCer came after me,just for wanting to do my job,and haul me in front of a tribunal on trumped up charges,charging me using a senior private advocate as the prosecutor, payed with taxpayer money,exactly what cANCer did with Glynnis Breytenbach,i would also accept money from Nathan Kirch to pay for my own advocate.Where was Breytenbach going to get the money from to pay for a good advocate to defend her for a full year?And when she is innocent of all wrongdoing,like the tribunal found?

      Mike Heyns - 2014-09-01 09:34

      And within here lies the problem!! Now to find 264 drivers to drive these combat vehicles!!

      Mike Heyns - 2014-09-01 09:37

      @NATS (THE-THE): Please explain what your comment has to do with the article? Any remote relevance would be appreciated!? I am all ear - brain - ear!!!

      Made-In SA - 2014-09-01 09:41

      @Mike.There is a blogger who thinks Anthony could be a guy by the name of Robbie Reddering.This needs investigating,f/b checked out for instance.

      Made-In SA - 2014-09-01 09:57

      And VR Lazer was visited by all 4 successful consortiums involved in the Transnet R50 Billion locomotive tender,just before the 4 successful bidders were announced.And the chairman of the same Transnet bid evaluation committee,Iqbal Sharma,is also invested in VR Lazer.It means only one thing,VR Lazer will get contracts from all 4 consortiums involved in the Transnet locomotive tender.

      Mike Heyns - 2014-09-01 10:04

      @M-I-SA: The one with the RIP M17 "profile" photo?

  • goyougoodthing - 2014-08-31 12:59

    He should be in jail, only two weeks ago he failed to make an appearance. Like father like son.

      Fussed Anderson - 2014-08-31 13:03

      The udder son

      Franky Mark - 2014-08-31 22:48

      He is so bright I call him son !

      Made-In SA - 2014-09-01 09:58

      And VR Lazer was visited by all 4 successful consortiums involved in the Transnet R50 Billion locomotive tender,just before the 4 successful bidders were announced.And the chairman of the same Transnet bid evaluation committee,Iqbal Sharma,is also invested in VR Lazer.It means only one thing,VR Lazer will get contracts from all 4 consortiums involved in the Transnet locomotive tender

      Margaret Cox - 2014-09-01 11:45

      At least he will be able replace his Porsche, that all those inconsiderate taxi passengers dented it by injuring themselves on it

  • Fhatoe Mavhungu - 2014-08-31 13:09


  • Barry Thomas - 2014-08-31 13:09

    To them it is not a crime until they are caught.

  • Maberry Maluk'z Vongz - 2014-08-31 13:12

    GOD have messy NB: not to zuma n gupta's family but to mzansi

      CliveK - 2014-08-31 13:58

      We've got enough messy, friend; what we need is some mercy.

  • Chris Ronald Rodrigues - 2014-08-31 13:13

    More corruption

  • David Webb - 2014-08-31 13:13

    These mothertruckers are taking the pi$$ now. Why do we have so many stupid voting people? Come on grow a damn brain....

      Roza Pretorius - 2014-09-01 10:56

      Simple solution David - people who do not pay income tax (must be well over 62.5%) should not have the vote - they make no contribution yet breed like rabbits - Oh, I forget, they get the "GRANT" for every new idiot produced - Guess who pays ???

  • Brad Saunders - 2014-08-31 13:13

    Why does SARS not look into his financial

  • Chris Ronald Rodrigues - 2014-08-31 13:13

    God sees all and will bring in the righteous and shame the foolish

      goyougoodthing - 2014-08-31 13:53

      God isn't going to help you or them

  • Thobela Olifant - 2014-08-31 13:15

    since this zulu guy came to power, tht was the day SA experiencing corruption at its best * I believe they r competing with Motsepe*

  • Brad Saunders - 2014-08-31 13:16

    Why does Sars not look into his affairs to find out how he came by his millions?

  • roosboom - 2014-08-31 13:18

    DGIH (Dear god in heaven) can nothing save this country from the zuma virus?

  • Andrew MacDonald - 2014-08-31 13:19

    Ag why not. Have a bit more. After all you can never ever have enough can you? Eat eat eat. 62 percent of the country say shapaa!

  • Bongeka - 2014-08-31 13:21

    And I know that South Africans are going to complain Zuma this and Gupta that. But what's going to change? Let's just accept that we've been screwed.

      Chris May - 2014-08-31 13:30

      Yes, but we have to fix it Bongeka. We can't let it go, let's trust each other and make the future right.

      Mashai Joannes - 2014-08-31 13:55

      its called conflict of interest as these 2 people are related to the president and this raises a question whether the president had a hand in the granting of the contract to them.

      Ouwitbooi Rsa - 2014-08-31 14:36

      R10bn for 264 trucks. That is R38m per truck. I suspect they have employed the Nkandla architect as the project manager.

  • Marcus Davey - 2014-08-31 13:22

    Stop being jealousy you people anyone has the capacit y to reach this status or even surpassing them.these are bussiness people.start your own businesses not just crybabies and be inspired by them

      Themba Wa Ka Mfundzi - 2014-08-31 13:29

      curruption is jealousy

      Andrew MacDonald - 2014-08-31 13:30

      Hahahahaha good one!

      Justin Pretorius - 2014-08-31 14:49

      They did not get their by being entrepreneurs, they got their because of the bloody connections!!!!!!!!

      Ewald van den Heever - 2014-09-01 16:00

      Cool, so make all aspects of the tender process, the tenders submitted, and the considerations towards awarding said tender public. If the tenders were awarded fairly to a provider capable of providing a service at a reasonable cost, with a proven track record and knowledgeable resources to deliver then by all means give them the contract. If they only got awarded the contract because of political influence then revoke the contract and assign it to a worthy application. Fair Enough?

  • Fanie Kuhn - 2014-08-31 13:23

    Why do they leave out the fact that VR Steel is a supplier to the R50 billion PRASA locomotive tender? The chairman of the PRASA tender board obtained shares in VR just after the tender was awarded. Corruption is like a speeding train - nothing any of us do can stop it, it is destroying the country. And the blatant corruption of the ANC is one of the main reasons for the hardening race attitudes in SA today.

      Justanother Numty - 2014-08-31 14:37

      We can stop it. We need to grow some balls. The legal system cannot redress this imbalance.

  • Bento Maepa - 2014-08-31 13:25

    When Thuli says this is not right then all the ANC's blind supporters says she is anti-ANC and must be killed.

  • Themba Wa Ka Mfundzi - 2014-08-31 13:26

    blood money x100 singin

  • Leepile Dikoko - 2014-08-31 13:27

    Its damn good when ur dad is a corrupt president that has the powers to turn rust into gold good luck capitalist

  • pmalungana - 2014-08-31 13:35

    Zuma has consolidated his position

  • Thembalethu Mdumane KaNtoyanto - 2014-08-31 13:37

    This is sickening. So tired of Zuma n family n frnds benefiting in everything.

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2014-08-31 13:43

    They have to gather the harvest while there is still time, and time may be running out for them.

  • Solomon Lebelo - 2014-08-31 13:43

    This Indians r controlling Zuma bigtime,no wonder he introduced them to another moron leading Lesotho hence the coup that occured over the weekend

  • Dan Danukdhari - 2014-08-31 13:44

    Buhle Nyawose you are racist of the highest order,I think you just hate Indian people in General,you must realise the that India and SA have a bilateral trade and investment,The Guptas are investing in SA,i dont think you hate just the Guptas but any Indian will do

  • Neliswa Mlondolozi - 2014-08-31 13:45

    if someone has got you by the neck, the is nothing you can do.

      Ivette Ioakim - 2014-08-31 14:08

      Neck? More Ba**ls

  • Cilliers van Niekerk - 2014-08-31 13:55

    Somebody (and it will always be a capitalist) has to benefit. At least it's an excellent product, good for Denel, good for industrial development and good for the country, with great international potential. And I so enjoy these beautifully evocative Afrikaans names like "ratel" and "hoefyster". Anyway, now Duduzane will be able to pay for Nkandla out of his back pocket.

  • CliveK - 2014-08-31 13:57

    All the usual suspects.

  • September Mphikeleli - 2014-08-31 13:59

    This thugs is their time to eat every where you go their name is mentioned

  • William Koshane - 2014-08-31 14:10

    Let it be and stop complaining u also had your time

      Chris May - 2014-08-31 17:41

      Let what be? There was always time and place. The lies that said white people got houses for free is just that - a lie to make you unhappy. Who wants you to be unhappy?

  • Alex Vincent - 2014-08-31 14:11

    You're an idiot.

  • velaphi.msimang - 2014-08-31 14:11

    Black industrialists in the making :)

      Outa Kontext - 2014-09-01 17:13

      more like nepotism and cronyism

  • Moses Mokotong - 2014-08-31 14:16

    All thier riches came after Zuma became President. an same fool somewhere will say viva zuma viva anc because he has being rewarded with same lazy job worth 120,000 pa. or is getting a grand of 300 pm which can only buy one bottle of Nan no1 n transport to town only eish.

  • Deon K. Alexander - 2014-08-31 14:17

    Like Father Like Son...

  • Steven Swart - 2014-08-31 14:17

    Business as usual......

  • Siyabulela Boy Mnyamana - 2014-08-31 14:20

    These guys seem to have their fingers in every pie

  • Daniel Mavhungu - 2014-08-31 14:43

    One day they will vomit every cent they have swallowed from us.

      rofhiwa.ronald.1 - 2014-08-31 14:51

      @Daniel Mavhungu khavhavhudze nwanawa mukalaha

  • Mzukulu Mvubu - 2014-08-31 14:45

    Yhooo the president got no shame this son of his suppose to be in jail for murder how come he is doing busines with government

  • arnold.mdepa - 2014-08-31 14:52

    I give up!!!

  • shavhanieric.netshifhefhe - 2014-08-31 15:01

    Ri la rothe kana ra shela mavu

  • Matsobane Lekalakala - 2014-08-31 15:09

    They are in for money

  • Andre Visser - 2014-08-31 15:20

    duduzane moet liewers daai myners se geld gee wat hy gesteel het

  • Drick Zaal - 2014-08-31 15:32

    SA was handed on a plate to the Zuma family. Malema was willing to die for Zuma, so it seems every ANC member will do. Zuma has already established his Monarchy for the near future.

  • Mike Gunn - 2014-08-31 15:32

    Before the President wangled his way into power, by corrupting the NPA and walking away from over seven hundred criminal charges, he could not balance a cheque book and could not pay his mortgage or even make his car payments. We know who went to prison, albiet for a very short time until he was released on medical grounds and still playing golf. Now this corrupt family are still in cohorts with wealthy Indians and not only stealing millions of tax payers Rands, but winning huge government contracts. The very fat one lives like a billionaire after starting with a few taxis in Limpopo Province even though he stripped a gold mine leaving hundreds without even their salaries. This is the equivalent of this family walking into a bank in full view of everyone, packing the cash in bags and walking out without being arrested or facing any consequence. It staggers believe. SA is stuffed if this theft and corruption is allowed to continue, right in our faces and nothing happens. My word.

  • Lelie Motswana - 2014-08-31 15:36

    Voutile voutile, another 5 yrs with Zuma, they called us names stupids illiterates, rona Juju opened ur eyes that's why we voted fr EFF, so u have to live with it

  • Cecelia Hambides Rosa - 2014-08-31 15:39

    And so the Zuma nepitism continues unabated and the anc leadership continues to defend them. Boggles the mind

  • Paulson Meziri - 2014-08-31 16:05

    Toi Toi and loot foreigners business and complain of foreigners taking our wives and job is all they know better. See where your billions are draining into Zuma and Indians pockets but you sit down and looking like donkeys. SORRY POOR.

  • Frank Jordaan - 2014-08-31 16:15

    It is apparent that the Guptas and Zumas have their fingers in a lot of pies- right connections and rotten to the core!!!!!

  • Seshike Samuel Mmoledi - 2014-08-31 16:45

    It was Zuma and Guptas with air force base Waterkloof and now is Zuma and Guptas again on government tenders.what is wrong with Zuma and ANC lead government?

  • deepchund.ramchurren - 2014-08-31 16:51

    The factory can now relocate to Waterkloof Air Base, instead of hiding in a cul de sac in Boksburg. No rent to pay. Ha Ha.

  • Warren Wepener - 2014-08-31 17:23

    The Guptas must stop getting in business in South Africa now they are linked to the Lesotho prime minister which fled the country due to corruption where ever these Guptas are there's problems,,,,,,they should be put out of the country

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