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Zuma sets up state capture inquiry

Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans' Association president Kebby Maphatsoe PRESIDENT ZUMA ANNOUNCES STATE CAPTURE INQUIRY
Orlando Vargas | 11 January, 2018, 09:54

She wanted Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng to corroborate that he had indeed recommended Zondo as the sole judge to head the commission and wants Zuma to confirm that the commission will have powers to "bite".

South Africa's rand weakened as much as 1.7 percent in midday trade on Wednesday to its worst in almost three weeks after the ruling African National Congress said an early exit for President Jacob Zuma had not been discussed at a party meeting.

"There should be no area of corruption and culprit that should be spared the extent of this commission of inquiry".

"The allegations that the state has been wrestled out of the hands of its real owner, the people of South Africa, is of paramount importance and are therefore deserving of finality and certainty", Zuma said in a statement, the French news agency reported, adding, "I have chose to appoint a commission of inquiry".

It added that Zuma will lead the country's delegation to the 30th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, scheduled to take place from 22-29 January 2018, with the President also attending the African Peer Review Mechanism/NEPAD sessions on 27 January and the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union scheduled to take place 28-29 January.

"I have appealed the cost order as well as the order regarding the duties of the President to appoint commissions of inquiry in terms of section 84 of the Constitution".

"I am not going to be lured by a red herring".

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Zuma said he was taking "further legal advice" on his appeal.

Zuma's sacking a year ago of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan triggered downgrades of South Africa's credit rating to junk status, significantly raising borrowing costs for Africa's most industrialised economy. I am happy and welcome the announcement.

Maseko also testified to Madonsela that Zuma had personally called him asking him to direct Government Communication and Information Services business to the family.

The sources all agreed that it was now a matter of when, and not if, Zuma stepped down.

He's spent years fighting a bid by opposition parties to have those charges reinstated and fending off allegations that he allowed the members of the Gupta family, who are his friends and are in business with his son, to influence cabinet appointments and the award of state contracts.

Her predecessor, Thuli Madonsela, released the State of Capture report on October 14, 2016 - the day Madonsela officially vacated office.

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