Three charged in Guptagate saga
Three people have been charged in connection with the unauthorised landing of the Gupta chartered jet.
JOHANNESBURG - It's emerged three people have been charged in connection with the unauthorised landing of a plane, chartered by the controversial Gupta family, at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria earlier this year.
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) says the officials appeared in a military court on Friday.
Eyewitness News broke the story on 30 April that a private jet chartered by the Gupta family carrying over 200 wedding guests, had landed at the Waterkloof Air Force Base without following normal procedures.
An investigation by government recommended swift action be taken against several officials in the SANDF and International Relations Department who were found to have undermined procedures.
The defence force's Brigadier General Xolani Mabanga says two more members are expected to appear in court.
"The SANDF did its own internal investigation into the matter and members were to be charged. Three of those members have been charged and two more are expected to appear soon."