Maimane to lay charges against Zuma

2016-11-14 12:28
DA leader Mmusi Maimane (Amanda Khoza, News24)

DA leader Mmusi Maimane (Amanda Khoza, News24)

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Cape Town - DA leader Mmusi Maimane will lay charges against President Jacob Zuma in terms of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, which compels people who suspect an offence to report it to the police to investigate.

Maimane's spokesperson Mabine Seabe said the Public Protector's State of Capture report points to a prima facia case that must be investigated.

"In terms of this Act, there is a duty on persons in position of authority who know or ought reasonably to have known or suspected that any other person has committed an offence under the Act to report such knowledge or suspicion to the police. The Act also requires only evidence of suspicion for charges to be laid. It is the police’s responsibility to investigate these allegations," Seabe said.

"The DA will unravel Jacob Zuma’s criminal network by using all political, legal and parliamentary channels. President Zuma and his cabal must be held responsible for undermining the integrity of the State, through his illegal programme of State Capture."

Maimane will lay the charges on Tuesday. 

Read more on:    da  |  anc  |  jacob zuma  |  mmusi maimane  |  state capture report  |  politics  |  corruption

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