South Africa’s opposition files complaint against President Jacob Zuma over corruption

The report, titled "State of Capture", stopped short of reaching conclusive findings against the president

By: Reuters | Johannesberg | Published:November 15, 2016 3:58 pm
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South Africa’s main opposition party filed a criminal complaint on Tuesday accusing President Jacob Zuma of corruption after an anti-graft watchdog agency released a report listing allegations of influence peddling in his government.

The report, titled “State of Capture”, stopped short of reaching conclusive findings against the president, some of his ministers and heads of state-owned companies. But it plunged Zuma into the latest crisis of his scandal-plagued presidency.

“The DA will make sure Jacob Zuma, and all those who aid and abet him, are held accountable for their flagrant abuse of power to make themselves rich – at the expense of the poor and the jobless,” the Democratic Alliance (DA) party leader Mmusi Maimane said, urging the police to investigate the matter