#ZondoCommission: Zuma's opening statement was a diversion - Jeremy Cronin

Jeremy Cronin says former president Jacob Zuma's opening statement this week was a "massive" attempt at diverting from the Zondo Commission's purpose - which is to look at what he says is the industrial-scale looting that went on over several years.

He says the key imperative is to unravel the state capture agenda and to defeat the supposed fightback from those implicated.

Cronin was speaking to Joanne Joseph on the Afternoon Drive about his latest column addressing Zuma's spy claims.

I think it was a massive attempt at diversion from the substance of what we should be looking at.

Jeremy Cronin, Member of the SACP's central committee

I think while it is important to have the discussion about spies and spy allegations and so forth, we must not allow ourselves to get so caught up in that narrative that we forget the key imperative in the present.

Jeremy Cronin, Member of the SACP's central committee

Click on the link below to hear more....


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
WastePreneurs wins first part of legal bid to remain on Pirates Club property

WastePreneurs wins first part of legal bid to remain on Pirates Club property

Chairman of the Adopt a Project Initiative Steve Jourdan gives the details.

[LISTEN] How UCT located the burial sites of nine unethically obtained skeletons

[LISTEN] How UCT located the burial sites of nine unethically obtained skeletons

The Afternoon Drive's Joanne Joseph spoke to the university's archaeology department emeritus associate professor Simon Hall.

 'Climatologists predict more adverse weather,' says expert

'Climatologists predict more adverse weather,' says expert

Joanne Joseph speaks to University of KwaZulu-Natal agrometeorology specialist Dr Alistair Clulow in light of the latest storms.

Graça Machel advocates planting of trees to reduce effects of climate change

Graça Machel advocates planting of trees to reduce effects of climate change

University of Cape Town chancellor Graça Machel is attending the 6th Congress of UCLG in Durban.

[LISTEN] Disaster management teams deployed to parts of KZN

[LISTEN] Disaster management teams deployed to parts of KZN

Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs says it is monitoring the situation in the wake of severe storms.

SIU tribunal going after Life Esidimeni NPOs for overcharging the state

SIU tribunal going after Life Esidimeni NPOs for overcharging the state

Tribunal spokesperson Selby Makgotho says there is a prima facie evidence of wrongdoing, malpractices and irregularities.

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.

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.

[WATCH] Gay teen fights back against school bully as teachers do nothing

[WATCH] Gay teen fights back against school bully as teachers do nothing

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.