Guptas’ South African empire crumbles in wake of Zuma’s departure

The corporate logo on the deserted plot in a grim industrial park near Johannesburg is broken. At the front, a “To Let” sign hints at a business in decay. A solitary security guard emerges and orders a visitor to leave the premises of Sahara Computers.

The company was once at the heart of the mining-to-media empire established by the Gupta family that has been embroiled in South Africa’s biggest political scandal of the democratic era. Now its abandonment epitomises the three Indian-born brothers’ dramatic fall since Jacob Zuma lost a power struggle in the ruling African National Congress and was…

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