Zuma in the hot seat for the next week
The former president has reiterated publicly that he has done nothing wrong, despite mounting evidence at the inquiry of alleged corruption and state capture while he was in power.Former South African president Jacob Zuma will on Monday make his long-awaited appearance before the state capture commission of inquiry, where several witnesses have implicated him in the massive rent-seeking scandal that defined his nine-year administration. It is not yet known whether Zuma will take the hot seat or answer questions, after his request to be furnished with questions beforehand was turned down by commission chairman Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. His appearance is set for the whole week. It was preceded by an exchange of correspondence between Zuma’s attorneys and the commission’s legal team over six weeks, during which the commission’s request for a written undertaking from Zuma to appear before it failed. Zondo then set aside five days for the former president. On Friday, Zuma told the SABC that he has been called by the commission to “come and say my piece, so we will meet there”. He was in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday to lend support to his son Duduzane, who faced culpable homicide and negligent driving charges relating to a 2014 car crash in which a woman died. Zuma, who enjoys extensive support in his KwaZulu-Natal home province, has reiterated publicly that he has done nothing wrong, despite mounting evidence at the inquiry of alleged corruption and state capture while he was president. He is accused of allowing his friends, the Gupta brothers, among others, to run amok and pocket hundreds of millions of rand in state contracts. The fugitive Guptas hastily left South Africa in 2016 as their leaked emails, dubbed the GuptaLeaks, revealed the extent of the rot perpetuated in the South African government and state-owned enterprises. Security will be tight at the commission’s venue in Parktown, Johannesburg, with only 200 people allowed inside the hall. Arrangements would be made for others to watch the proceedings on large TV screens at the nearby Pieter Roos Park. Zuma’s supporters, mobilising themselves as “radical economic transformation (RET) champions”, hail mainly from KwaZulu-Natal, and are expected to turn up in large numbers at the commission venue. The group religiously support the former president at his court appearances in the Pietermaritzburg High Court, where he faces corruption and racketeering charges relating to the multi-billion rand arms procurement deal in 1999. His other supporters include the Black First Land First (BLF), some members of the MKMVA (uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association), including its controversial spokesman Carl Niehaus, chairwoman of Parliament’s cooperative governance portfolio committee Faith Muthambi, and former cooperative governance minister Des van Rooyen. – African News Agency (ANA) For more news your way, download The Citizen’s app for Read more: The Citizen News
Many no, the majority of S.A. citizens will love it as JGZ is getting his day of reckoning at last
I can report better than this. BrianTloubatla Is he mocking?were they mocking? To him that Guptas looted this country it's a joke.Cry our beloved country.
Zuma mocks his critics on Twitter ahead of state capture appearance: 'I thought I should brighten up your day'A video clip of former president Jacob Zuma dancing and mocking his critics was posted on social networking site Twitter on Sunday afternoon. How is that news worthy 🤷🏿♂️ Hawu & it's news? 🙄 Sowetanlive is now also captured? How has this become news coz during the week there was a video here on twitter showing white ladies singing the same song but you never made it news! Is Zuma helping your sales or just making sure you spread Zuma hatred?
Zuma mocks his critics on Twitter ahead of state capture appearance: 'I thought I should brighten up your day'A video clip of former president Jacob Zuma dancing and mocking his critics was posted on social networking site Twitter on Sunday afternoon. It must really suck not to have real news to report! Sometimes to show grief,pain or crying doesn't mean you have to shed tears.Even the video may be viewed in that way. Reminding the nation that he is still standing, those who called for his downfall are wetting their pants right now leading up to the state capture inquiry soon
#StateCaptureInquiry: Will Zuma ‘spill the beans’? | IOL NewsOPINION: This week Jacob Zuma has an opportunity to respond to all the allegations he’s been implicated in at the StateCaptureInquiry and to spill the beans, as he has always promised. He will deny, blame someone else and play victim as always Zuma is having meetings with Bell Pottinger and getting advice on how to blame white people His absolute best reply will be 'Noooo I don't rememba' !! RenamedAngelJacobThisWeek
Jacob Zuma could expose his accusers at Zondo inquiryFive days have been set aside for former president, but it is unlikely he will answer any questions He must do it😳😳 GenMQ Nah he won't....Zondo is just Vyrils way of putting pressure on Zuma And Ace to back off politically ...Zero arrests so far !!!?
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