President Jacob Zuma would definitely have the most dreaded nightmares of his life following the release of the controversial State capture report especially as the high court considers inviting him for questioning over his relationship with the Gupta family.
The state capture report was released on Wednesday following court order that the report be released immediately. This was so after the president ordered his council to withdraw his application to intersect the release of the report.
Zuma, indeed has had the worst of his time as a president with several reversals in the courts; a growing number of calls for his resignation from all quarters.
This was propounded by the mass protest match held on Wednesday, spare headed by opposition parties like the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the Democratic Alliance, joined by a faction of the ANC who are no longer satisfied by Zuma’s leadership. They all took up the street to call for his immediate resignation.
According to DA leader, Maimane, the released state capture report gives evidence of significant wrongdoing, improper influence, conflicts of interest and outright corruption – much of which is new information, and all of which points directly to President Zuma, Duduzane Zuma and the Guptas.
“The manner in which the president conducted himself is completely dishonourable and unbecoming of the nation’s President. He has actively tried to delay the release of this report, disrespected the Office of the Public Protector, and wasted millions of rands of public money in frivolous litigation,” Maimane said as he welcomes the report release saying its a victory for the Constitution, the rule of law, and the fight against corruption and state capture by the Jacob Zuma.
The 355-page report document provides a glimpse into the manner in which state-owned entities favoured the Gupta family. South Africans patiently awaits court’s decision on Zuma’s fate.