Editorial staff
2 minute read
30 Apr 2022
5:50 am

Another damning state capture report against Zuma

Editorial staff

Up to this stage, no report had been so critical of the former president.

Former President Jacob Zuma in Nkandla. Photo: Gallo Images/Die Burger/Lulama Zenzile

Former president Jacob Zuma’s Stalingrad strategy over the years has, by and large, done well to delay him from being prosecuted. However, that strategy will now be tested to the full after yesterday’s fourth instalment of the state capture report found he was central to the Guptas’ scheme of state capture, with Chief Justice Raymond Zondo labelling Zuma’s character as “such that the Guptas could use him against the people of South Africa”. Zondo also says charges should be brought against businessman Edwin Sodi and government officials for their roles in the R255 million Free State asbestos scandal, while insisting...