ANC disciplinary action for Gupta

The ruling party says Gupta brought them into disrepute and should be expelled.

Atul Gupta welcomes guests who arrived at the Waterkloof Air Force Base for his niece, Vega's wedding. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Businessman Atul Gupta is in hot water with the African National Congress (ANC) after it agreed to institute disciplinary proceedings against him.

The branch in charge of the Saxonwold Ward accepted the request and it could mean the expulsion of Gupta from the party if disciplinary action does not go his way.

The request was lodged by branch secretary Tebogo Khaas, allegedly over the scandal at the Waterkloof Air Force base.

Eyewitness News revealed on 30 April that a privately chartered plane carrying almost 200 guests for a Gupta wedding had landed at the military air base without following proper procedures.

It's understood Khaas believes the act has brought the ruling party into disrepute and Gupta should be expelled.

A branch disciplinary committee made up of senior party members has already been set up to examine the application.

Khaas was unwilling to speak on the application.

The Gupta family spokesman, Gary Naidoo, was also unavailable for comment.