Zum

They accused me of being the King of Corruption - Jacob Zuma

The lawyer for former President Jacob Zuma has accused the state capture Inquiry of showing bias towards certain witnesses at the commission and of not giving his client time to prepare.

People treat certain witnesses as sweethearts and others as accused...an unfairness has happened.

Advocate Muzi Sikhakhane

Zuma has taken the stand at the inquiry which is investigating corruption allegations by him and his administration during his time in office.

EWN Editor-in-chief Mahlatse Mahlase says she was not surprised by Sikhakhane's comments to the commission.

I think it was very important for the Zuma legal team to state from the very start that they feel the process is unfair.

Mahlatse Mahlase, Group Editor-in-Chief - EWN

Later, inquiry evidence leader Paul Pretorius responded to Sikhakhane's accusation and denied that Zuma had been given sufficient time to prepare.

Our position is clear that there is an invitation and the invitation has been accepted. There can be no quarrel with that.

Advocate Paul Pretorius

If the former President's intention here today is to implicate certain parties...then that is his prerogative

Advocate Paul Pretorius

Previous witnesses at the inquiry include Pravin Gordhan, Vytjie Mentor Barbara Hogan, Fikile Mbalula, and Phumla Williams.

The difference here is that former President is invited, most of the people we've seen come forward to testify are people who have volunteered themselves.

Mahlatse Mahlase, Group Editor-in-Chief - EWN

Taking to the witness stand, Zuma suggested his role in the commission was one of the victim and that the inquiry was part of a conspiracy against him

This commission, I believe, was created to have me coming here.

Jacob Zuma, Former President

Listen to the full conversation below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : They accused me of being the King of Corruption - Jacob Zuma


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Contralesa 'shocked' by death of AmaXhosa King Mpendulo Sigcawu

Contralesa 'shocked' by death of AmaXhosa King Mpendulo Sigcawu

It is understood that 51-year-old king was rushed to hospital earlier this week due to ill health.

Phase two of Lesotho Highlands Water Project commences

Phase two of Lesotho Highlands Water Project commences

Department of Water and Sanitation spokesperson Sputnik Ratau says they are expecting water from the dam from 2024.

'If SAA meets our demands, we will be more than happy to call off strike'

'If SAA meets our demands, we will be more than happy to call off strike'

Sacca president Zazi Nsibanyoni-Anyiam Mugambi says the airline needs to come to the party to avert the protest.

Bruce Koloane admits using Zuma's name for Gupta Waterkloof landing

Bruce Koloane admits using Zuma's name for Gupta Waterkloof landing

Koloane admits that he 'name dropped' to pressure officials to speed up the request for the Gupta aircraft to land at Waterkloof.

'Gupta Waterkloof landing embarrassing, shouldn't have happened,' inquiry told

'Gupta Waterkloof landing embarrassing, shouldn't have happened,' inquiry told

EWN reporter Bonga Dlulane unpacks former Department of Justice and Constitutional Development DG Nonkululeko Sindane's testimony.

Zuma lodges complaint over leaked state capture report audio

Zuma lodges complaint over leaked state capture report audio

The state capture report was released last week and eNCA has uploaded audio recordings of the interview with President Zuma.

Popular articles
Can’t find your phone? Drop everything – thieves can get into your banking app!

Can’t find your phone? Drop everything – thieves can get into your banking app!

Did someone steal your phone? Contact your bank without hesitation warns consumer journalist Wendy Knowler.

'Unions are making a mistake. SAA is dying. It’s not Eskom – we don’t need it'

'Unions are making a mistake. SAA is dying. It’s not Eskom – we don’t need it'

SAA is on its knees, cap in hand, asking taxpayers for R2 billion this month. Unions must be careful, warns Guy Leitch (SA Flyer).

[WATCH] Jozi motorist avoids hailstorm with inventive way to cover car

[WATCH] Jozi motorist avoids hailstorm with inventive way to cover car

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Unions and SAA get ready for fight that threatens to break the ailing airline

Unions and SAA get ready for fight that threatens to break the ailing airline

Joanne Joseph plays audio from the media briefing over the impending strike.

White pupils at posh Kingswood College refer to black scholars as 'snoobab'

White pupils at posh Kingswood College refer to black scholars as 'snoobab'

"This problem is bigger than just a Kingswood problem. The relevant processes will unfold," says College Head Colleen Vassiliou.

Investors need to understand redress and sensitivities, says Eusebius

Investors need to understand redress and sensitivities, says Eusebius

Eusebius engages callers on the Richard Branson tweet that has been widely criticised for lacking diversity.

[WATCH] Pre-school class erupts as boy returns from RWC, goes viral

[WATCH] Pre-school class erupts as boy returns from RWC, goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

We’ll shut you down! – unions to SAA ('overstaffed by any measure globally’)

We’ll shut you down! – unions to SAA ('overstaffed by any measure globally’)

The money-pit airline is fighting for its life. Bruce Whitfield interviews Theto Mahlakoana, a senior political reporter at EWN.