Eric Naki
Political Editor
2 minute read
28 Jan 2021
4:40 am

Zuma ‘must be held accountable’

Eric Naki

Former MK operative described Zuma as a 'pathetic' leader.

Former president Jacob Zuma at the State Capture Commission in Parktown, 16 July 2019. Picture Neil McCartney

Former president Jacob Zuma was South Africa’s Donald Trump as he manipulated state machinery in order to stay in power and he must be held accountable for the damage he caused, says an expert. A former uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) operative has also claimed Zuma was the worst leader in exile who turned the ANC intelligence unit into a shambles and allegedly used tribalism to stay in power. Institute for Security Studies (ISS) senior researcher Dr Jakkie Cilliers said the culture of lack of accountability was instilled into the state, particularly the State Security Agency (SSA), during the Zuma years...