REPORT: Gupta owned jet used for Ramaphosa’s Japan visit


A high ranking government delegation led by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, reportedly charted a jet belonging to the Gupta family on a state visit to Japan this past weekend.

According to Eyewitness News, the Bombardier Global Express 6000, which is registered to an investment firm owned by the Gupta’s and has one of President Jacob Zuma’s sons as a director, was rented by the Department of Defence as part of a contract with carrier ExecuJet, also owned by the controversial family.

The plane, which left the Waterkloof Air Force Base on Friday night under the call sign “South Africa 2”, is expected back in the country later this evening.

Asked for comment, Department spokesperson Siphiwe Dlamini said the plane was leased as part of a government agreement.

“The South African Air Force is not privy to the processes of acquiring such a service. However, it determines the technical specification of the aircraft and safety requirements,” he said.


CAPTION: The Bombardier Global Express 6000, with the registration ZS-OAK, believed to have been charted by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on a state visit to Japan this past weekend. IMAGE sourced from Burmarrad Camenzuli on Flickr