The Citizen | Cheryl Kahla | 11 June 2021
The treaty could see fugitive Gupta brothers returning as early as next month.
Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola clarified the extradition treaty and mutual agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday.
UAE treaty: What you need to know
Lack of cooperation from the UAE
Following Lamola’s meeting with the UAE ambassador, he said the treaty will come into effect in July 2021, despite a prior lack of cooperation from the UAE. Speaking to Clement Manyathela on 702, Lamola said: “The treaty signifies an exchange of instruments between the two countries. The moment signifies the change of course and of heart of the UEA and there will henceforth be cooperation”.