Jacob Zuma used as a 'scapegoat' for unrest - Zizi Kodwa

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Former president Jacob Zuma.
Former president Jacob Zuma.
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Corruption-accused former president Jacob Zuma's incarceration was used as a "scapegoat" in an attempt to destabilise the state, Deputy State Security Minister Zizi Kodwa told Parliament.

He participated in Wednesday's National Council of Provinces' debate on last month's deadly unrest.

He said Zuma's incarceration, in the days before the unrest broke out, was used as a "scapegoat".

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