Guptas slam 'hate speech' as S.Africa graft scandal broils

South African President Jacob Zuma's presidency has been engulfed in graft scandals and growing disillusion over the country's post-apartheid prospectsThe Indian brothers who are accused of corrupting South African President Jacob Zuma lashed out Friday at “xenophobic and hate speech” against them, and denied benefiting from links to the government. The Gupta family’s power has allegedly extended to appointing ministers under Zuma, whose presidency has been engulfed in graft scandals and growing disillusion over the country’s post-apartheid prospects. “As the global economic slowdown began to bite, the family became the scapegoat for every calamity and misfortune that South Africa has faced,” the Guptas, who moved to the country in the 1990s, said in a statement.

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