South Africa’s elite police unit have raided the home of the controversial Gupta family in Johannesburg as the investigation into so-called state capture continues.

Police said in a statement three people have been arrested so far, including one of the brothers, with two other people expected to hand themselves in.

The Gupta family have been accused using their friendship with President Jacob Zuma to wield enormous political influence for their business interests.They all deny the allegations.
The raid comes as Zuma faces increased pressure to resign, in part because of links to the Guptas. He is expected to respond later today to a formal request from the African National Congress to step down.