Fight against corruption intensified - Zuma

2011-01-26 08:04

Cape Town - The decision not to continue investigating the arms deal will not impact on government's fight against corruption, says President Jacob Zuma.

In a written reply to a parliamentary question, tabled on Tuesday, he said he had been informed of the pronouncement by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations not to continue the investigation into the strategic defence procurement.

"This decision does not impact in any way on government's fight against corruption, which has in fact intensified.

"Many investigations are underway already, run by the Special Investigating Unit and other agencies."

Zuma said a number of instruments had been established within government "to prevent and investigate corruption in order to ensure clean governance".


The SIU is investigating several government institutions, including the police; the national departments of public works, and arts and culture; the Gauteng health department; and the Eastern Cape education department.

"Investigations into the SA Social Security Agency and the national department of human settlements have been extended.

"We have also ordered investigations into irregularities within the cities of Tshwane and Ekurhuleni."

Zuma said all were co-operating fully with the investigations.

  • stephanjvv - 2011-01-26 08:18

    At least you have less to worry about with this investigation not going forward ne Stortkop? - 2011-01-26 11:13

      Wake up man. skit jou kok. zuma how can you talk about yourself like that, shame on u.

  • LooneyTune - 2011-01-26 08:20

    You are one of the most corrupt people in SA. How can it be intensified when they are overlooking someone just because he is part of the ANC. Almost all ANC politicians have had there hand into corruption one way or another. i don't believe in what you have to say

      Grant - 2011-01-26 13:05

      They are investigating any departments who are not giving higher authorities a cut in their dealings! If you want to be corrupt, there are PROCEDURES to follow!

  • bill - 2011-01-26 08:24

    The arms deal will not go away Zuma.The guilty must be punished.

      IandI - 2011-01-26 09:50

      A fish start to rot from the head.

  • Ingwe - 2011-01-26 08:26


  • FrankLee - 2011-01-26 08:30

    How on earth will anyone have any respect for the incumbent of the presidency w.r.t. corruption when said incumbent is under the thickest cloud of suspicion himself. It'll be a case of muttering under the breath and sabotaging any and all instructions to fight or at least not indulge in corruption.

  • sewsexy - 2011-01-26 08:32

    hahahahahahahahahahaha - this is just soooooo funny (not)

  • AndV - 2011-01-26 08:33

    It is really so embarrassing and laughable to hear this non-sensicle rhetoric from the "Prez". Speaking of corruption, it is so intrenched in all ANC structures from top to bottom, starting with himself and the will to stop it is absent. Read the signs, the corrupt ones are the ones being promoted, no further elaboration on this is necessary. Today's ICASA-SABC case is an tipical example. I don't believe a word he is saying.

  • Ralph - 2011-01-26 08:35

    In a related article, Zuma said that he sees no point in naming the MP's who failed to disclose their assets etc. Some way of dealing with corruption!!!! Zuma you are an embarassment to SA!!! Do the correct thing, step down and let some other competent, educated leader take your place.

      Kenko - 2011-01-26 11:25

      Exactly. Problem is no ANC member has, or ever will step down. The pickings are just too rich for that.

  • Realist - 2011-01-26 08:38

    To be quite frank Mr. President; you are not qualified to comment on anything related to corruption. You were one of the parties in a "generally corrupt relationship" or have you conveniently forgotten this. Stamping out corruption is NOT A SELECTIVE PROCESS.

  • thuthukag - 2011-01-26 08:39

    Coincidence that these initiatives come as the elections are around the corner? I think not. Stop talking and deliver. I wish we could be spared the propaganda, alas, all parties are trying to garner votes I guess.

  • kolz - 2011-01-26 08:42

    Zuma you also corrupt and you talking about investigations.

  • willie werkie - 2011-01-26 08:42

    Yeah right.

  • Beverley - 2011-01-26 08:49

    I bet he is very happy about it....BUT - the truth ALWAYS comes out - some day Mr. Zuma, some day!!!

      Willem - 2011-01-26 11:16

      I agree Beverley - the persuasion of the truth will set you free....even if you never catch up with it!

  • bill - 2011-01-26 08:49

    Zuma you could begin by putting Shaik back in prison and arresting the fraudulent doctors that helped him . Oh I forgot, that would meen you would have to go to jail too.You are sick joke being played on SA

  • Viczy - 2011-01-26 08:51

    Bla-bla-bla-bla-bla that's all they do, all talk no action. Investigate what a laugh it's like investigating yourself, how long will this be dragged out, oh sucks it's called job creation I hire you to investigate me (dhuh) - That's why they got rid of the Scorpions! REALLY do something about CRIME and CORRUPTION - ah come on show us you CAN!?!?!

  • BigAl - 2011-01-26 08:56

    **The decision not to continue investigating the arms deal will not impact on government's fight against corruption, says President Jacob Zuma** DID I READ THAT RIGHT???? What a stuffing joke, from a poor excuse of a leader this country has ever seen .... sorry rephrase that...we see once a year, Rest of time flying around the world at tax payer’s expense poking his nose in where it is not wanted and being the clown of the party (a man with no real education that the world laughs at) I hear that in the UK where he sat next to the queen at dinner, they still laugh about the monkey who could not even hold his knife and fork and gave a speech like a ten year old struggling with every large word. I know that one day the real truth will come out, but it will be to late he will have run off in exile living the rich life with all the money he stole from SA and made from his corruption.

  • Carl_NZ - 2011-01-26 08:59

    This is a joke, right? The fight against corruption intensifies, as long as he doesn't get caught...

  • Wonderboy - 2011-01-26 09:02

    What he meant to say probably was: "A number of instruments had been established within government "to prevent (the) investigation of corruption in order to ensure clean governance"" , Like turning a blind eye to ANC members. This would bring about a semblance of clean governance!!

  • advurt - 2011-01-26 09:07

    Erm - ok - I am confused Mr President. So - you're not looking into one of the BIGGEST corruption cases ever, but then also tells us you're intensifying the fight against corruption? Oh please - we are not all as stupid and thick as you are!

  • Horza - 2011-01-26 09:09

    History will tell the tale

  • Wes - 2011-01-26 09:18

    The decision not to continue investigating the arms deal will not impact on government's fight against corruption, says President Jacob Zuma. I think it will greatly impact the governmoent as the real crooks will not be caught and they will continue slobbering at the trough.

  • Reveal Them - 2011-01-26 09:19

    They just want to sweep it under the carpet and let it be forgotten. However we are on it and will not shut up, we will keep going at it until the corrupt thugs are taken out and jailed. Government cannot and will not investigate themselves, the public must so keeping revealing the corrupt rubbish at or follow us on Twitter at revealthem. Lets Reveal Them All and take down these thugs to protect our futures. I love seeing a corrupt thug being arrested.

      Reveal Them - 2011-01-26 09:20

      The big wheel will turn.

  • dare.myburgh - 2011-01-26 09:23

    Mr Zuma take note of what your own kind thinks of the black nation,take a look at the video

      Melly30 - 2011-01-26 11:30

      My PC wont let me watch - what is it dare.myburgh!!??

      dare.myburgh - 2011-01-26 19:19

      Melly30 looks like youtube is haveing a problem with there site.try again a bit later.

      C_Max - 2011-01-27 21:40

      lol - he's my choice for our next president.

  • Peter.James.Merrington - 2011-01-26 09:24

    Pathetic. Shame. His usual denialism and empty promises.

  • 123online123 - 2011-01-26 09:28

    JZ is so good at deflecting attention away from himself. Only thing he is good at.

  • amabok - 2011-01-26 09:33

    Fight against corruption ?!?! LOL!! Smoke and Mirrors. Corruption is ecouraged and led from the front by the bandleader - MR ZUMA. How can the so-called fight against corruption not be affected when our biggest corruption scandal/our "Watergate" is swept under the rug. Honestly a joke!

  • amabok - 2011-01-26 09:34

    Fight against corruption ?!?! LOL!! Smoke and Mirrors. Corruption is ecouraged and led from the front by the bandleader - MR ZUMA. How can the so-called fight against corruption not be affected when our biggest corruption scandal/our "Watergate" is swept under the rug. Honestly a joke!

  • robertgunning - 2011-01-26 09:38

    Of course we won't be investigating the biggest scam to ever hit our country. There's an awesome book called "confessions of an economic hitman" which deals with this exact situation.

      Olavin - 2011-01-26 09:55

      Good book, a must read.

  • Jack Kukard - 2011-01-26 09:40

    This low life of a so called president must be the biggest idiot around to think that all the people will believe him.

  • Melly30 - 2011-01-26 09:42

    Dear Mr Zuma, you can start fighting corruption by getting rid of half the Parliament and ALL the people who work for you!

  • lldoidge - 2011-01-26 09:43

    And pigs fly, dumb Zuma!

  • mother - 2011-01-26 09:44

    LOL !!! With local Government elections coming up the Prez has to prove our government is 'lily white'. What a joker.

  • Warren - 2011-01-26 09:45

    The ANC is basically a corrupt, criminal enterprise from top to bottom.

      Mo_Afrika - 2011-01-26 11:05

      uninformed and ignorant indeed

      Kenko - 2011-01-26 11:34

      I think what Warren means is that if you see someone committing a crime and stay quiet, or even protect the culprit, then you are just as guilty. Have you never heard of the concept "Guilt by Assosiation"? So if the whole of the ANC can see how corrupt their comrades are and do nothin, they are just as guilty. I concur with Warren.

  • Masese - 2011-01-26 09:47

    or simply put, if they continue investigating the arms deal (which in a way means investigating JZ), he will not have time to deliver(which amongs the other things, fight corruption) and instead focus on defending himself.

  • Ammie - 2011-01-26 09:51

    Bla bla bla... Ja right! And then you stop the investigation into the minista's that didn't declare their financial involvement in companies...

  • Ederik - 2011-01-26 09:53

    The only fight this government have against corruption is not being exposed themselves!

  • themantshepo - 2011-01-26 09:54

    Kill corruption save south africa..... amandla to the good ANC down with the bad anc - 2011-01-26 11:37

      Sorry theman, there are NONE. Birds of a feather.....

  • chiepner - 2011-01-26 09:54

    Fight against corruption is already non existen withn government. Bribing government officials seems to be common practice now and "tendertreperneurs" are florishing even more than ever. The people that helped our president to power are those who have benifited the most by underhand corrupt dealings. Rooting out corruption starts at the top Mr President. It should start by the departmental officials and heads who uses smokescreens like "Military Vetarans Integration Projects" just to siphon more money into their own pockets. It starts with the government not trying to oppress reporters actually reporting on corrupt officials and whistle blowers who end up being fired or prosecuted because they pointed out the culprits. It starts with you Mr President and even though I had such great hopes that you might be the leader getting our country back on track it seems this was all again just empty promises and half baked plans which makes us all wonder what gloom future might be instore for all South Africans if this manner of corruption and nepotism is left uncheck. It starts with you Mr President and even if you might have had a great deal of corrution and blood money on your hands it is never to late to wash it, rise up and make a diffrence in our country. You do have the power to make a huge diffrence, its up to you if you would like to be remembered as a great leader or another fisade of corruption. An entire nations hopes still lies within your hands.

  • Olavin - 2011-01-26 09:58

    Mr. Pres, you have shown us which side of the line you stand on, and it is not the side of the people. You are obvioulsy not part of the sollution, but very much a part of the corruption problem.

      bill - 2011-01-26 11:16

      @Thouca you seem to have difficulty expressing yourself and keep repeating yourself.Go and tell your mommy you are a retard.

      Olavin - 2011-01-26 11:55

      Do you understand the word 'generalised'? Just wondering since you can't even spell it. Maybe in your infinite wisdom you could break down my sentencing structure to show how I have 'generalised' Zuma. Moron.

  • Jan - 2011-01-26 10:02

    Strange that on the same page as this article there is another proclaiming "No steps against non-disclosing ministers". The old Red-Indian comment of speaking with Forked tongue seems to be a reality here.

  • bill - 2011-01-26 10:04

    The name Jacob means supplanter which in turn means offender/wrongdoer/claimjumper. I think that says it all.

      mike - 2011-01-26 10:39

      the name jacob zume means bullshit bertie

      bill - 2011-01-26 11:10

      @ Thouca .On the contrary , I am the very opposite. I simply detest amoral scum like zuma and his apologists like you.

  • Gerhard - 2011-01-26 10:05

    Goodness me! How stupid are these people. The arms deal is the mother of all corruption cases! Jacob Zuma. You are a corrupt thief!! You are a criminal. You belong in jail and not in parliament. Then again, so does the whole damn African Nation of Criminals!!!

      thabomatwabeng - 2011-01-26 10:55

      The arrest warrent that led to Schabir Shaik's arrest and successful prosecution was changed before being issued. It contained the name of one other person who was supposed to be included in the arrest and trail: Jacob Zuma. A political decision was made to remove his name. The Arms Deal is the single biggest failure of the ANC government but it is an example of what is continuously happening within government and the ANC's attempts at blurring the lines between party and state. This is not my opinion, is is widely documented and publically know that the ANC interferes with the prosecution of party officials based on the political risk they run of losing support on the one side, and losing funding on the other from the corrupt companies who choose to do business like that. Yet they throw the book at Tiger Brands for anti competitive behaviour. Which is the right thing to do, but highly hypocritical. The Arms Deal and similar examples will the the downfall of the ANC. Mark my words. It is just a question of when and if we (those of us who want to see the true new South Africa come into being) can manage the fall-out.

      Melly30 - 2011-01-26 11:15

      Thouca - Go play in traffic please!

      Melly30 - 2011-01-26 13:01

      Thouca - you really are thick as sh*t hey!!!

  • - 2011-01-26 10:16

    I wonder if the Brits are stopping their side of the investigation into the arms deal. Hopefully not as then we may get the truth by 2020, when everyone is too old to remember.

  • The_Truth - 2011-01-26 10:19

    JZ this is precious coming from you, the leader of the ANC, all of who are corrupt, and you are the most corrupt of the lot. You idiot

      Melly30 - 2011-01-26 11:10

      Thouca -Rather OPEN YOUR EYES and you will see the truth about the ANC... DOOS.

      Melly30 - 2011-01-26 14:15

      Thouca - it's still early, you still have enough time to go and break something!!

  • Dougalan - 2011-01-26 10:28

    How can any ANC member with a shred of integrity ever vote for the ANC again? A vote for the ANC is a vote for corruption, crookery and total mismanagement. Only the uneducated - or those with their hands stuck in the cookie jar - will believe Zuma's lies about 'stamping out corruption'. He needs to stamp on his own head first.

  • Herman - 2011-01-26 10:36

    and another headline states and i Quote "No steps against non-disclosing ministers" explain to me how that is the case since no steps will be taken against politicians who clearly defies parliamentary rules! If you are not punished for breaking rules you will not stop breaking the rules!!!!

      ShabirS - 2011-01-26 11:07

      May be Zuma wanted to say "Corruption to be intensified"

  • Alwyn - 2011-01-26 10:39

    So Zuma and company are going to fight themselves,very interesting indeed

  • Beeeeelo - 2011-01-26 10:45

    Come on guys show some respect for baas Zuma the fight will be intensified servants...

  • thabomatwabeng - 2011-01-26 10:48

    Two words: Arms Deal

  • Pat - 2011-01-26 10:56

    FAMOUS SOUTH AFRICAN SAYING Don’t confuse me with facts, I’ve already made up my mind BILL The arms deal will not go away, FACT There will be no more SA investigation, reportage or books ANDREW The British will investigate it FACT BAE systems cut a deal, the probe has been dropped. REALIST Jacob Zuma was in a “generally corrupt relationship.” FACT This was a press headline on pronouncement of Judge Squires JUDGE SQUIRES Jacob Zuma was in a “mutually beneficial symbiosis.” FACT Judge phoned newspapers who refused to print a retraction. THE TRUTH Everybody knows Jacob Zuma is guilty, but nobody can provide evidence, please furnish evidence where Zuma agreed to accept a bribe from Shaik?

      Melly30 - 2011-01-26 11:12

      God help us all!! We are soooooooooooooooooooooo F*cked!! Thank you ANC, thanks for nothing and for letting YOUR people down aswell as US.

      ShabirS - 2011-01-26 11:14

      Dont confuse issues "Zuma asked for bribe"

      Pat - 2011-01-26 16:49

      So there you have it, 4 people liked my original post asking for proof of Zuma’s guilt, but 6 people liked Melly evoking the name of God and swearwords against me. Only 3 people liked the slanging match between Melly and Thouca, and nobody liked Schabir S claiming that Zuma asked for a bribe, because it’s illegal to make false claims under false names. The point is that nobody came up with any solid evidence, that Jacob Zuma agreed to or even knew of a bribe, yet they all believe that Jacob Zuma belongs in jail. Ask yourself what type of country produces a citizenry with no respect for the rules of evidence, who believe people should go to jail because their gut-feelings tell them that person is guilty, the answer is a country where the media believe the same thing.

      Thouca - 2011-01-26 17:39

      pat...i feel u pretty much summed up todays excercise....perhaps preconceived ideas have altered or formed alot of the stuff written here today and the bottom line point of my comments here today, is that we can alter our circumstances and country by positive conditioning of our own minds first, because its the most fundamental and influential thing we can actually control ....cheers

      Pat - 2011-01-26 18:39

      The fundamental point I am trying to make Thouca, is that a person is presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law, but the outpouring of rage you see here is based on the presumption of Zuma’s guilt. So I put out the challenge to prove it, show me a document or a recorded tape or even a witness, that proves Jacob Zuma agreed to take a bribe from Schabir Shaik. If you cannot do that then you must presume the president is innocent and try to help him, if all the South Africans pulled together, they could sort the country out in no time at all.

      FrankLee - 2011-01-28 08:19

      I suppose there was no evidence of corruption on Shabir's part either, now was there? Who did Shabir commit corruption with/against?

      Pat - 2011-01-28 20:15

      @FrankLee - Of course there was evidence of corruption against Shaik, he was the corrupted and Alain Thetard was the corrupter, or the other way around if you like. Thetard paid Shaik R30 million in shares to offer a R500,000 a year bribe to Deputy President Zuma, for protecting Thint holdings from investigation in the arms probe, but there is no evidence that Zuma agreed to or knew of this bribe. This is why the NPA separated the cases, they had evidence on Shaik but not on Zuma, Shaik was found guilty and it should have ended there. A GENERALLY CORRUPT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SHAIK AND ZUMA – JUDGE SQUIRES Everybody in South Africa read that headline and were convinced of Jacob Zuma’s guilt, so President Mbeki fired Deputy President Zuma and the National Prosecuting Authority charged him, Judge Squires had found that Zuma was guilty. Only it was not true, the judge phoned the newspapers and insisted that all he had said was, there was a “mutually beneficial” relationship between Shaik and Zuma. The judge ordered the newspapers to issue a retraction but they refused, they wanted the Zulu traditionalist out of the way, so the case continued with no solid evidence against Jacob Zuma. On September 20, 2006, Judge Msimang struck the Zuma corruption case off the roll, saying that the state’s case had ‘‘limped from one disaster to another.’’ Everybody in South Africa breathed a sigh of relief and hoped that was the end of it, but the South African newspapers pride themselves on their tenacity, and after a series of hard hitting articles on corruption the NPA raised charges again. Then came the ruling of Judge Nicholson where the case was again thrown out of court, eight long years the case had dragged on, and it had now been thrown out of court on three occasions. It was becoming increasingly obvious to everybody, this was not prosecution it was persecution, then came the infamous tapes, BN: You are the only one who can save this country from madness. LM: What does the big man say? BN: I don’t know, I will call him tonight. LM: I did what you said I should do. BN: You did the right thing LM: I received a strong memorandum to charge and charge now. I cannot reveal to you how I obtain information unknown to the press, my sources of course are confidential, but I can tell you this. In South Africa the expression “big man” would normally connate with grossly fat, study the “big man” in the tapes and think Sunday Times editor, things then begin to fall nicely into place. Farther than this I cannot go, but I advise you to go to Publisher Direct, then search for Pat Stevens.

      schmerz - 2011-03-09 21:05

      Yeah well, the man Zumampara probably just took another shower since he can wash off aids he could probably clean the evidence