'Zuma's inquiry appearance crucial, possibly unheard of in African countries.'

Political analyst Professor Tinyiko Maluleke says former president Jacob Zuma's appearance before the state capture commission is a significant moment and possibly unheard of in many African countries.

Zuma made his first appearance before the commission on Monday with an opening statement responding to allegations levelled against him, including questions surrounding his relationship with the Gupta family.

Maluleke gives his take on the latter, as well as Zuma's revelation that the creation of ANN7 and New Age was his idea.

We must pause to recognise the importance of the moment, that fact that a former president is made to appear before a mere commission and is able to do so. We need to mark that as a positive for the country, the judicial system and the political system of the country.

Professor Tinyiko Maluleke - Political analyst

I think the former president used several strategies to deal with the situation today. One of the strategies is to say that I indeed was in a relationship with the Guptas, but to say I was not the only one, and the president not to say the kind of relationship with the Guptas.

Professor Tinyiko Maluleke - Political analyst

Commenting on Zuma's historical revelations, Maluleke says there is an absence of agency on his part in terms of things he may have done to "cause problems for himself".

Until now the narrative we have is someone who had things done to them because they were feared for the reason of suspicion that they may have knowledge that they may use against others.

Professor Tinyiko Maluleke - Political analyst

Click on the link below to hear more...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[LISTEN] How Gautrain got it wrong with 'get 11 days of your life back' claim

[LISTEN] How Gautrain got it wrong with 'get 11 days of your life back' claim

The service recently aired radio spots inviting listeners to imagine what it would be like to lose 11 days of their lives every year.

Lesufi pays back R50,000 an accused gave family of slain car guard Vusi Mgiqwa

Lesufi pays back R50,000 an accused gave family of slain car guard Vusi Mgiqwa

Mgiqwa died in hospital from head injuries sustained when Lukas van der Merwe punched him during an altercation last year.

Banking assistant 'Naledi' to help tackle financial exclusion in SA

Banking assistant 'Naledi' to help tackle financial exclusion in SA

The multilingual app will offer assistance in English, isiXhosa, isiZulu and Setswana.

'Victims would have opposed Bob Hewitt's parole,' says lawyer

'Victims would have opposed Bob Hewitt's parole,' says lawyer

The attorney representing two victims wonders why his age needs to be taken into account now.

Water shortage in Adelaide quite critical, says Gift of the Givers

Water shortage in Adelaide quite critical, says Gift of the Givers

The organisation has worked to supply water in the area after being called in to assist in July.

Teacher gives girl pupils a lesson on basic car maintenance

Teacher gives girl pupils a lesson on basic car maintenance

A Facebook post has put the Wykeham Collegiate private school for girls in Pietermaritzburg in the limelight.

Popular articles
'My child went to an Afrikaans school'  Panyaza Lesufi says not 'anti-Afrikaans'

'My child went to an Afrikaans school' Panyaza Lesufi says not 'anti-Afrikaans'

Lesufi has been responding to the building of a new Afrikaans university in Pretoria by trade union Solidarity.

Panyaza Lesufi takes a swipe at private Afrikaans university under construction

Panyaza Lesufi takes a swipe at private Afrikaans university under construction

Gauteng Education MEC says there is no room in a non-racial South Africa for reminders of apartheid.

[WATCH] Thieves running off with a shack has Twitter puzzled

[WATCH] Thieves running off with a shack has Twitter puzzled

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] Man and woman assaulting a motorist goes viral, for the wrong reasons

[WATCH] Man and woman assaulting a motorist goes viral, for the wrong reasons

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Public Protector to challenge Estina Dairy Farm High Court ruling

Public Protector to challenge Estina Dairy Farm High Court ruling

Tiso Black Star's Karyn Maughan explains why the Busisiwe Mkhwebane has chosen to dispute Judge Ronel Tolmay's judgment.

[WATCH] Young boy's school concert dance moves delights Twitter

[WATCH] Young boy's school concert dance moves delights Twitter

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

What is better - money in the bank or investing in shares?

What is better - money in the bank or investing in shares?

Personal finance expert Warren Ingram offers a definitive answer with an explanation ordinary people can understand.