EXCLUSIVE | Mbeki 'pained' by corruption evidence against his 'brother' Zuma, claims Ngcuka in new book

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Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma at the ANC national conference in Polokwane in 2007.
Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma at the ANC national conference in Polokwane in 2007.
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Former prosecutions boss Bulelani Ngcuka claims then-president Thabo Mbeki was visibly pained when he first revealed to him there was tangible evidence of corruption against Jacob Zuma.

Ngcuka - who later made the history changing call not to charge Zuma with corruption alongside his former financial advisor Schabir Shaik - described how he met with Mbeki after prosecutors uncovered the so-called encrypted fax evidence against the then-deputy president.

The encrypted fax was found in the Shaik trial to have recorded a R500 000 per year bribe for Zuma from French arms company Thomson CSF (now Thales).

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