The charges brought on by the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) against Minister of Communication, Faith Muthambi, and Minister of Mineral Resources, Mosebenzi Zwane, have spurred an investigation which will be led by the Hawks.
The complaint by OUTA came in July following claims of State Capture emerged surrounding the two ministers.
The Hawks have stated that this case will form part of more than 140 ongoing corruption and State Capture probes.
Spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi says: "The have given us many documents. These documents were directed and delivered at the office of the acting national head and they have been given to anti-commercial crime [unit]."
In an affidavit that Outa filed with Randburg police last month, they want Zwane prosecuted on several charges including fraud and corruption.
Zwane has featured prominently in the Gupta leaks which have revealed his close ties to the controversial family and the benefits he received as a result, such as expensive holidays.
In his affidavit, Outa’s Ben Theron relies on evidence in the leaked emails to show how Minister Zwane used his official authority for ulterior purposes.
Theron sets out how Zwane promoted the establishment of a Free State dairy farm which cost the government R183 million but directly benefited the Guptas and ultimately paid for their lavish Sun City wedding.
He also explains how the minister facilitated the sale of Optimum Mine to the Gupta’s Tegeta Exploration, which was followed by coal supply contracts between the newly bought mine and Eskom.
Theron argues that Zwane committed high treason because his conduct violated, threatened and endangered the existence, independence and security of the republic.