Reports have emerged that Sahara Computers has retrenched 40 workers.
The company, owned by the Gupta family, is said to have retrenched the workers yesterday as a result of a failed bid to resolve an ongoing battle with South Africa’s major banks.
Sahara is one of the Gupta-owned companies that has had its bank accounts closed.
The banks made the unusual move of closing the accounts following a series of controversial reports about the Gupta family and allegations of state capture. However, the ANC ruling party this week closed a probe into state capture reports when only one person submitted a written complaint.
The 40 retrenched workers constitute about 20% of Sahara’s workforce of about 200 people.