Law enforcement must probe Jacob, Duduzane Zuma: state capture report

Law enforcement must probe Jacob, Duduzane Zuma: state capture report

The final report of the commission of inquiry into state capture has made some damning findings against former president Jacob Zuma and his son Duduzane. 

Former South African President Jacob Zuma (R) laughs after calling his son Duduzane Zuma (L) to the stage moments before addressing his supporters following the postponement of his corruption trial outside the Pietermaritzburg High Court in Pietermaritzbu

The report, which was officially handed to President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday night, has several sections dealing with the two members of the Zuma family.  

 The former president is implicated in untoward dealings with the country’s spies, among other things.  

The commission’s findings state that former president Zuma had a hand in ensuring that members of the Gupta family were not investigated by the country’s spies.

Other findings point to the facility management company Bosasa, which the commission found to have benefitted from massive government tenders, that Zuma prevented investigations into spy boss Arthur Fraser, and that Zuma was a heavy influence peddler at the SABC.  

 “There is sufficient evidence to establish that (i) Mr Zuma accepted gratification; (ii) from another person, i.e. Bosassa (or its directors or employees), (iii) which held and sought to obtain contracts with government,” states the report.  

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The report says Duduzane Zuma also played a key role in the appointment of key individuals at other SOEs, including at the SABC.

The commission says: “It is recommended that law enforcement agencies should conduct investigations wither Mr. D Zuma has committed an offence by facilitating acts of corruption or by facilitating bribes or by failing to report corruption that may have been committed in his presence by Mr Tony Gupta when he offered a bribe to Mr. Mcebisi Jonas, Mr. Mxolisi Dukwana, and Mr. Vusi Kona.”

With regards to his father and his dealings with the Guptas and the media, the report finds that “President Zuma enabled the members of the Gupta family as businesspeople to occupy a place of prominence over other businesses to the detriment of the empowerment legislative imperative so the Republic of South Africa”.

 It goes on to state: “President Zuma acted in breach of the provisions...of the Constitution.” 


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