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28 June 2017 12:34 (South Africa)

Gupta arrested after threatening cops

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Atul Kumar Gupta, the billionaire businessman who is also publisher of The New Age newspaper, was arrested on Saturday night. Gupta was stopped by police during a routine patrol, but refused to allow them to search him or his car, and started trying to throw his weight around. "[Gupta] boasted that he was well-connected to Cele, threatening the arresting officers that they would pay for their actions," The Sowetan quoted a source as saying. Gupta will appear in the Randburg magistrate's court on Monday, and faces charges of the obstruction of justice. Read more: SowetanLive

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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