Don't take Zuma's accusations lightly

2019-07-17 09:15
Former president Jacob Zuma testifying at the Commission of inquiry into state capture in Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa on July 15, 2019. Chair is Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. Photo: Gallo Images/ Netwerk 24/ Felix Dlangamandla

Former president Jacob Zuma testifying at the Commission of inquiry into state capture in Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa on July 15, 2019. Chair is Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. Photo: Gallo Images/ Netwerk 24/ Felix Dlangamandla

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The Jacob Zuma allegations at the ongoing Zondo commission into state capture, could turn the South African political landscape around.

Zuma's accusations that two of his comrades Ngoako Ramatlhodi and Siphiwe Nyanda, among others, were agents of the apartheid regime, hence they want to destroy him, can not be taken lightly.

For now Zuma is focusing on the two comrades but could release more names, if needs be.

Zuma is alleging that because he was the head of ANC intelligence, from 1987 to 1993, has information about ANC cadres who were working for the enemy.

For Zuma, as former head of the ANC Intelligence, he is better positioned to make such allegations.

For these allegations have been circulating around for years on many other ANC activists inside the country and those who were exiled.

The thing is that, these allegations have yet to be tested and proven true or not. However, this time around the person making them on a state supported public platform like the Zondo commission is one who need to be taken seriously.

Zuma went on to become the president of the ANC and the country.

As some citizens have remarked on various social media forums that they indeed believe Zuma to be telling the truth about the 'spy' allegations.

With more allegations of death threats against Zuma and his loved ones after Monday's appearance, quite professionally and constitutionally deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo has done the right thing by calling for full investigations into these claims.

Zondo also takes seriously the issue of the Zumas security. This is indeed a wise decision for maintaining the credibility of his commission.

One thing is likely to happen though. And that is more and more of these allegations will come out from others pro and/or opposed to Zuma.

Without evidence by the accusers, the matter could be a waste of time and resources.

 

The best that South Africans should strive for is for Zuma; and any other people with similar elleagations, to bring forth evidence for investigations to be speeded up, without Zondo losing focus on the important goal of producing the truth; cleaning up the system and addressing corruption.

 

South Africa is still declared the 'most unequal country on earth' by various global studies.

 

We can't afford to waste any more time and resources while the majority are still trapped in poverty.

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