Witnesses at the inquiry have testified how the Guptas' Johannesburg mansion became a meeting place for senior government ministers and bosses of state-owned companies during the Zuma years, and those officials sometimes left with bags of money.
South African Justice Minister Ronald Lamola said Friday the process of extraditing the Guptas could become a lengthy legal battle.
“We should not expect that the people of interest will board a plane to South Africa first thing tomorrow morning,” he said.
The extradition treaty will come into effect on July 10, Lamola said.
South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority has approached Interpol to assist in the execution of arrest warrants for the Guptas.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma, addresses supporters outside the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Wednesday May 26, 2021 where he faces charges of corruption. Zuma pleaded not guilty to corruption, racketeering, fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering. (AP Photo)