Officials studying ‘Guptagate’ report

The cluster said it would soon make its findings public on the so-called Guptagate incident.

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

PRETORIA - Government's justice cluster led by Minister Jeff Radebe on Wednesday said it was still considering a report on the controversial landing of a private jet at the Waterkloof Air Force base in Pretoria.

Eyewitness News uncovered the landing over two weeks ago when nearly 200 passengers arrived at the base to attend the Gupta family wedding in Sun City.

The cluster said it would soon make its findings public on the so-called Guptagate incident.

At least five officials from International Relations, the Police Ministry and Air Force were suspended as a result of the scandal.

Eleven Tshwane metro police officers were also suspended for their part in the debacle.

Government spokesperson Phumla Williams said several ministers were determined to learn from this incident, which was described as a serious breach of national security.

The spokesperson added government was committed to ensuring the outcome of the investigation resulted in stringent measures being put in place to avoid such incidents in future.

Radebe received reports from various departments on Tuesday and met with his counterparts on Wednesday.

The Indian High Commission to South Africa's Virendra Gupta applied for permission to land at the Centurion base.

Both the commission and the Gupta family maintain they obtained all necessary authorisations to land at the base.