President Zuma: "Leaked emails indicate how transparent South Africa is"

On Thursday afternoon, President Jacob Zuma appeared before the National Assembly to respond to questions from Members of Parliament about state capture as well as South Africa's economy.

President Zuma then took to the podium to address the National Assembly before taking questions. Zuma began his address, noting South Africa's poor economic growth and performance.

We can turn the economy around in the shortest possible time. We are drawing from the 2008/2009 experience when the economy was in recession. Top of our priories will be to fast track the implementation of pro growth measures and structural reforms.

Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa

Part of our work involves turning around state owned companies that perform poorly, added President Zuma.

Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader, Mmusi Maimane asked Zuma if he endorses the Mining Charter released by the 'minister from Saxonwold' referring to, Mineral Resources Minister, Mosebenzi Zwane.

I believe the minister gave the briefing and consultation, what the minister is doing has been approved by Cabinet. We have said we need to do something to change the economy, to ensure that we ignite the economy. What the minister has done, is to ask how can we change the manner in which the ownership of mines is.

Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa

The Inkhatha Freedom Party (IFP's) Mkhuleko Hlengwa: What surety are you giving to young people today who are bearing the brutal brunt of unemployment?

When you ask those questions, you fail to understand where South Africa comes from. We come from an apartheid era that excluded the majority. We know what we are dealing with. We have solutions to those problems .

Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa

African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) leader Kenneth Meshoe: Will the President support the Prasa case against the Hawks? Additionally, will the President also ensure the Hawks urgently complete their investigations into serious allegations from former public protectors state of capture report?

You contradict yourself. Just politicking, of course, as an opposition. What else can you do?

Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa

Mr Nhlanhlakayise Khubisa, Secretary General of the National Freedom Party: Would you say it is urgent to investigate the #GuptaLeak emails to restore the image of South Africa?

The leaked emails indicate how transparent South Africa is compared to other countries. The emails, i don't know where they come from, I don't know how authentic they are. They have never been tested in any institution. What we have done, is take a decision to include the emails in a judicial commission of inquiry.

Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa

We are moving as fast as possible to establish the inquiry.

Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa

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