DA to lay JZ charges

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November 15, 2016
DA to lay JZ charges

DA leader Mmusi Maimane

Maimane wants to take Zuma to court over unanswered 'state capture' questions.

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane says he will lay criminal charges against President Jacob Zuma today for his alleged role in state capture in South Africa.

“We believe there exists a prima facie criminal case that must be investigated” Maimane said on Monday.

He was commenting on parliamentary replies from Zuma in which he refused to answer questions on state capture.

Maimane asked Zuma about his relationship with the Gupta family and whether he had ever received a gift from or visited them. Zuma was also asked about an allegation by former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor that the Gupta family had offered her a cabinet post on condition if “she assisted with influencing the South African Airways cancellation of the India route”.

In response, Zuma said he was still considering the contents of the public protector’s State of Capture report in order to decide whether it should be the subject of a court challenge.

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