The Department of Justice and Correctional Services in South Africa has confirmed the arrests of the fugitive brothers Atul and Rajesh Gupta in Dubai.
The arrests come four months after Interpol issued a red notice for them in connection with fraud and money laundering charges.
They are implicated in hundreds of millions of Rands in corrupt deals at Eskom and Transnet, among others.
In an interview with SABC, Departmental Spokesperson Chrispin Phiri said they received information from the authorities in the United Arab Emirates confirming the arrests.
“Through the law enforcement agencies of the Emirati government, we have been informed that they have been captured and they are in custody and so then from here what follows is more cooperation and then we would now start to begin the extradition process,”said Phiri
The Gupta brothers are alleged to be the architects of state capture when former President Jacob Zuma was still at the helm.