The Federal Leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) Mmusi Maimane charged at President Zuma to stop being irresponsible and report those he said are stealing from the government.
Maimane’s agitation follows Mr. President’s remark about corruption where he was quoted to have said:
“…They say Zuma steals while they are the worst thieves. They have investigated me all over but they are finding nothing because I’m not doing anything. If they have found anything, it would be over (for me). Those are the thieves and I know they are stealing. I’m just watching them. I know them.”
The DA leader argued that Mr. Zuma as President has a legal duty to report to the law enforcement authorities these guys he claimed are the thieves.
“If President Zuma is to be believed, he is enjoined by Section 34(1) and (2) of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act to report ‘those who are stealing’ to the SAPS. For President Zuma to hold onto this information for political reasons undermines the fight against corruption and it makes him an accessory to crime.
“It is irresponsible and illegal for the President of the country to sit on information that relates to corruption and to not take this information to those empowered to investigate and prosecute, but it comes as no surprise as President Zuma shows little understanding of the negative impact of corruption. This is the same man who once argued that corruption was a ‘Western paradigm’ crime where there are ‘no victims,” stated Maimane.
With the above, the DA leader referred to the charges he laid against President Zuma in terms of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act. And disclosed that he’ll ask the SAPS to widen their investigation in order to investigate those people known by the President to be stealing.
“With each passing day, President Zuma continues to prove that he is not fit to be the President of South Africa. He is compromised and has compromised the functioning of the State by undermining key state agencies and the Rule of Law,” added Mr. Maimane.
Above all, he promised that the DA will continue to fight against corruption and those who engage in this most heinous of acts, which robs South Africans of opportunities.