Home NewsForeign News Embattled Zuma vows to skip state capture inquiry

Embattled Zuma vows to skip state capture inquiry

by OtownGist


South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma has said he will no longer appear before a commission investigating corruption during his presidency.

The inquiry, known as the Zondo Commission, was established to investigate the “state capture” scandal during Mr Zuma’s tenure as president.

The scandal revolves around allegations that the wealthy Gupta family, who are close friends of the former president, used their relationship to unfairly secure millions worth of dollars of government contracts.

HAVE YOU READ?:  Ohanaeze election: INC angry with litigations, says enemy of Igbo at work

It is also alleged that they were able to influence political decisions, including the naming of ministers.

The former president and the Gupta family deny any wrongdoing.

Mr Zuma has previously said that the inquiry is biased against him.

Advertisements

In a statement on Monday, the former president said he was “being singled out for different and special treatment by the judiciary and the legal system”:

Quote Message: I do not fear being arrested, I do not fear being convicted nor do I fear being incarcerated.

I do not fear being arrested, I do not fear being convicted nor do I fear being incarcerated.

Quote Message: I had never imagined that there would come a time when a democratic government in South Africa built on constitutional values would behave exactly like the apartheid government in creating legal processes designed to target specific individuals in society."

I had never imagined that there would come a time when a democratic government in South Africa built on constitutional values would behave exactly like the apartheid government in creating legal processes designed to target specific individuals in society."

Accusations of corruption have dogged Mr Zuma’s presidency before he was forced to step down in February 2018.

HAVE YOU READ?:  Customs officer kills two colleagues in Lagos

BBC

Advertisements

Leave a Comment

Related Articles