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Cape Town - The controversial Gupta brothers Atul and Ajay left SA to go to Dubai, according to reports

They were reportedly spotted leaving from Lanseria Airport on their private jet.

This follows the family taking the drastic step of resigning their executive positions at the firm Oakbay Investments.

They were trying to salvage their embattled business after the closing of its accounts by two major banks and severing of ties by audit firm KPMG.

President Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane, also resigned from all Oakbay companies and undertook to “exit” investments, though he did not specify which.

Last month the family vehemently denied reports that they’re packing for Dubai, and said they’d take legal action against those who have published the story.

A report citing ANC sources that appeared in Africa Confidential on Friday said the Gupta brothers, Ajay, Atul and Rajesh, were in the process of relocating to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates in the wake of “increased scrutiny” of their businesses, especially their contracts with government or state-owned enterprises.

But family spokesman Gary Naidoo said this was “categorically untrue”.

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