After reading a lot of articles, comments, opinions and news stories I am almost certain that pro Gupta people do not get the point of why South African people are so enraged behind the wedding incident. From reading a lot on the background of the Gupta’s I realized that they have been in the spotlight quite a lot and that people have been questioning their relationships with the president Jacob Zuma and the Zuma family. The public’s questions arose from and circulated around matters of whether they get special preference and benefit’s for being mates with the ANC’s top officials.
Until now from the vast information on their background that I read has been based on speculation and no actual evidence or proof. However the wedding stunt was just a cherry on top.
Anyways going back to pro Guptas people; The public and political parties are not enraged because they are jealous of the Gupta’s wealth, nor is this in any way a racist attack. The public, in this instance is also not really concerned that they get special treatment all the time either.
We are pissed off that they got access to and landed a jumbo jet with 207 passengers in a military base which is a national key point. It is not a theme park! The fact that they were even given permission to land their guests there from India who were attending the wedding poses a question of their influence and friendships with top government officials. I say given permission because I doubt anyone would try land a jet full of their close relatives and friends on a military airbase without permission. There’s too much risk in this as you may be perceived as a threat and be shot down. The military does not EF around (well I don’t know about S.A military but overseas kicks ass). Furthermore have a decorated marquee with refreshments welcoming the guests without permission. Not likely.
Anyways whatever the Gupta’s did before, when maybe ‘bribing’ or giving gifts to officials and politicians in exchange for favors or whatever was different to this latest stunt. I mean bribing and all the other things these people do to succeed happen a lot in South Africa and are problematic. But it becomes a greater problem when their bribing’s and shady deals affect national security.
This stunts affects were clearly not thought through, How did the parties involved think South Africans would take this gesture? Landing a Jet full of civilians at a national key point. I mean the base has potential to have national secrets. The guests evaded customs, who knows what they brought into the country? This act could be seen as an act of treason. for more information click here