More allegations surface against the Guptas

Claims have arisen that the Guptas allegedly pay too little property tax on their Saxonwold home.

The Gupta jet parked at the Waterkloof Air Force Base. Picture: Beeld.com.

JOHANNESBURG - The Gupta family had on Sunday landed in hot water, again, as allegations that they received a massive property tax cut on their R26,5 million home in Saxonwold.

The City Press reported that the home had been valued for less than a third of its actual worth, and the Guptas are paying a fraction of the taxes on the property.

The report said that if the valuation of the home had been correct, the Guptas would have paid an extra R100,000 in property taxes per year.

Meanwhile, the Tshwane Metro Police Department said it doubted the existence of a video which allegedly showed drugs being offloaded from the Gupta plane when it landed at Waterkloof Airforce Base almost two weeks ago.

Eyewitness News broke the story of the plane's controversial landing at the national key point with about 200 Gupta wedding guests on board.

The Sunday Independent reported that the 11 police officers, suspended for moonlighting as VIP security for the Gupta family, are in possession of video footage showing drugs being loaded from the aeroplane.

The report suggests the officers had planned to use this video to blackmail police into dropping the charges against them but the Tshwane Metro Police's Console Tleane said they have yet to prove the existence of such a video.

"Frankly, we don't want to comment on this because we are doubting the existence of such.

"But also, the motive, so we wouldn't want to be drawn into what is clearly, and what I think as the newspaper has characterised as possible blackmailing."

Tleane said the internal processes against the 11 officers implicated in the Gupta wedding scandal will continue and criminal charges may be laid by the South African Police Service (SAPS).

Allegations have also emerged that the Guptas unsuccessfully applied for diplomatic passports.