Sunday, 6 November 2016

Embattled South African President lashes out: I am not scared of jail


Recently South Africans have been protesting corruption allegations against their embattled President, Jacob Zuma. He has been going through many scandals since assuming office in 2009. So this does not come as a surprise to anyone

The embattled President  put on a brave face on Saturday at his first public appearance since the release of fresh evidence of alleged corruption at the top of the ANC government.
"I have spent a lot of time in jail. I am not scared of jail, I have been there," said Zuma, who under apartheid was jailed for 10 years on Robben Island with Nelson Mandela.

According to News 24 during a speech to hundreds of ANC supporters in Dumbe, Kwazulu-Natal, Zuma accused the opposition of "using the courts to scare the ANC".

On Wednesday, the office of the public protector released a report on Zuma that fuelled further calls, some from within the ANC, for the president to resign.

New accusations from the investigations stressed on the fact  that Zuma had allowed the Guptas to have undue influence over government, including letting them choose some cabinet ministers.

The new report prompted the opposition to schedule a no-confidence vote in Parliament on November 10. Two of such votes have come up this year and Zuma 74 was able to survive them.

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