An elite South African police unit has sealed off roads round the house of businessmen buddies of President Jacob Zuma in Johannesburg, a Reuters witness mentioned.
Police spokesman Hangwani Mulaudzi used to be no longer right away to be had for remark, however the state broadcaster quoted him as pronouncing police have been there as a part of a raid.
The broadcaster, SABC, added that two other folks have been arrested within the early morning raid.
Contributors of the Gupta circle of relatives are accused through the rustic’s anti-corruption watchdog of the usage of their friendship with Zuma to acquire wealth. Each the Guptas and Zuma deny any wrongdoing.
Zuma used to be requested through the ruling African Nationwide Congress (ANC) to step down as head of state this week.
Officers mentioned that Zuma used to be anticipated to reply on Wednesday to the order from the ruling birthday celebration. Zuma’s 9 years in place of work has been dogged through scandals and a stagnant economic system.