Lead South Africa

Zuma not opposed to Commission of Inquiry on “State Capture” – Presidency

CAPE TOWN, May 26 – The Presidency on Friday denied that President Jacob Zuma was opposed to implementing the remedial actions of the Public Protector’s “State of Capture” report, including that of establishing a judicial Commission of Inquiry. In a statement, the Presidency said it had “noted recent media reports alleging that President Jacob Zuma […]

In The News South Africa

Zuma tax audit on Nkandla ‘painstakingly slow’, Sars tells MPs

PARLIAMENT, May 23 (ANA) – The South African Revenue Service (Sars) investigation into President Jacob Zuma’s tax liability in relation to his Nkandla homestead was ongoing and “painstakingly slow”, MPs were told on Tuesday. While briefing Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa), members of the anti-corruption task team (ACTT), which included SARS commissioner Tom […]

In The News

Another court application to get Gordhan back, and try order steps for removal of Zuma

JOHANNESBURG – The Helen Suzman Foundation has lodged an application seeking the Constitutional Court to have President Jacob Zuma’s firing of former finance minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas be declared invalid and set aside. The organisation said Zuma has established a pattern of “irrational and unlawful behaviour” through the Nkandla debacle and […]

In The News South Africa

Zuma reconstitutes Inter-Ministerial Committee on Information and Publicity

President Jacob Zuma has reconstituted the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Information and Publicity, the Presidency announced on Monday. The IMC is responsible for championing and coordinating the work of government with regards to communicating government programmes. “The IMC will now be called the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Communication and will be chaired by the President assisted […]