Zuma must expose 'those who are stealing' - opposition parties

2016-11-20 14:41
President Jacob Zuma. (Netwerk24)

President Jacob Zuma. (Netwerk24)

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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma must report those he claims are "stealing" or face becoming an accessory to crime himself, the Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Front said on Sunday.

"Zuma has a legal duty to report, to the law enforcement authorities, those who he knows to be engaged in criminal behaviour," said DA leader Mmusi Maimane in a statement.

"For President Zuma to hold onto this information for political reasons undermines the fight against corruption and it makes him an accessory to crime."

He was responding to comments Zuma made on Friday when he told ANC supporters attending a cadres' forum in Pietermaritzburg that "people who are stealing today, they say I am stealing, but they are the biggest culprits".

"The same people that are accusing me, are the ones that are stealing and I know exactly what they are stealing. I know exactly who they are," the president said.

- Read more: I am no thief, I am no dog - Zuma

Meanwhile on Sunday, the EFF said that along with Zuma, SAA board chairperson Dudu Myeni must expose those she claimed were corrupt and stealing public funds.

Myeni had mentioned during parliamentary proceedings last week that she had knowledge of people involved in corruption, the EFF said.

Zuma and Myeni could not keep silent, EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said in a statement.

"Being at the helm of important institutions, they should know the urgency of protecting public funds, securing the rule of law and the public purse."

Read more on:    da  |  eff  |  dudu myeni  |  jacob zuma  |  corruption  |  politics

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