South African prosecutors raid Gupta mansion over dairy fraud

South African prosecutors raided for the second time the Johannesburg mansion of the Gupta business family, who are at the heart of the country’s biggest post-apartheid corruption scandal.

The National Prosecuting Authority said on Monday it had obtained a court order to freeze R250m ($21m) of assets tied to allegations the Guptas fraudulently diverted state funding for a dairy farm.

The assets included residences, aircraft and luxury cars linked to the Guptas, according to court papers.

The dairy farm case is seen as the most egregious example of allegations that the three Indian-born brothers used a friendship with Jacob Zuma, the former president, to influence public contracts and…

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