Mmusi Maimane will be laying criminal charges against the president for ‘contravening’ the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act.
The DA is having another go at trying to get el presidente to stand trial, this time for failing to act in terms of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, which requires anyone who suspects a criminal act to report it to the authorities.
According to Maimane’s office, findings in Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report justify a prima facia case against the president.
“In terms of this Act, there is a duty on persons in position of authority who know or ought reasonably to have known or suspected that any other person has committed an offence under the Act to report such knowledge or suspicion to the police. The Act also requires only evidence of suspicion for charges to be laid. It is the police’s responsibility to investigate these allegations,” Maimane’s spokesperson Mabine Seabe said in a statement.
“The DA will unravel Jacob Zuma’s criminal network by using all political, legal and parliamentary channels. President Zuma and his cabal must be held responsible for undermining the integrity of the State, through his illegal programme of State Capture.”