'Zuma can't turn state witness in state capture inquiry'

While there is no official confirmation on the outcomes of talks between Cyril Ramaphosa and President Jacob Zuma, a plea bargain deal is on the cards, according to a Sunday Times report.

There has been speculation about Zuma turning state witness in terms of the Criminal Procedure Act, which could see him escape prosecution charges relating to state capture.

Bongani Bingwa spoke to Professor of Criminal Law at Wits University James Grant to find out if this plea deal is a viable option for the President.

Jacob Zuma represents the kingpin and the entire purpose of Section 204 is to allow the state to get a witness who is more of a foot soldier, to assist it where it otherwise doesn't have evidence to go after the kingpin. It makes no sense to offer the kingpin this immunity.

James Grant, Professor of Criminal Law at Wits University

If you think about it, who really cares about the Guptas? We care about the person who corrupted our constitutional democracy.

James Grant, Professor of Criminal Law at Wits University

Click on the link below to listen to the full interview....


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