Thuli Madonsela must act on Jacob Zuma ‘link’ to Aurora deal – DA

2014-05-19 13:34

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The DA has called on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to investigate President Jacob Zuma’s alleged abuse of power to enrich his nephew.

“A letter has been lodged with the public protector and we hope she will act on it as speedily as possible,” DA member James Lorimer said today.

The party wants to know if Zuma ignored the conflict of interest and abused his power to improperly secure private business deals for his nephew Khulubuse Zuma.

On Friday, the Mail & Guardian reported that Zuma allegedly helped secure a $2m (R21m) investment for Khulubuse Zuma’s Aurora Empowerment Systems.

The presidency declined to comment on the report.

“President Zuma continues to abuse state power for his own enrichment and that of his family,” said Lorimer.

“At a time when SA needs clean governance to facilitate economic growth, President Zuma, with his growing list of scandals, is not fit to hold office for another term.”

The DA wants Madonsela to investigate if Zuma violated the Executive Ethics Act by using his position to enrich himself or improperly benefit another person, and acting in a way that may compromise the credibility or integrity of his office.

City Press reported yesterday that Khulubuse Zuma is sitting on a R100bn oil fortune in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),?which he allegedly obtained with the help of President Zuma.

A City Press investigation has discovered that President Zuma played a crucial role in a 2010 decision by DRC President Joseph Kabila to allocate two oilfields in the northeast of the country to his nephew.

Read: Khulubuse Zuma’s R100bn oil deal

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