‘JZ delaying report’



October 31, 2016
‘JZ delaying report’

President Jacob Zuma

Zuma asks the court to grant an order to reopen alleged state capture investigations.

Opposition parties say attempts by President Jacob Zuma to reopen the investigation into the state capture report is nothing but a delaying tactic.

The Presidency last week announced that Zuma asked the court to grant an order to reopen investigations into allegations that the Gupta family had undue influence over his administration.

Zuma’s lawyers are due in court tomorrow to argue why the report by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela should not be released.

Presidency spokesman Bongani Ngqulunga says when Zuma filed his original application to stop the report, he never knew the investigation was done.

“If it is final, then it changes the ballgame a little. So the president now wants the investigation to be re-opened, so that he can answer any questions and make his own representations, before it is finalised,” Bongani said.

The Democratic Alliance, Congress of the People and United Democratic Movement said Zuma had from March 22, but failed to respond to questions sent to him by Madonsela.

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