Here are Seven Questions Jacob Zuma Wouldn’t Answer Relating to the #StateCapture Report


Jacob Zuma

Last week, president Jacob Zuma applied for an urgent interdict against the Public Protector’s prelim report into the so-called state capture being released.

The Sunday Times, however, published a report this weekend which claims that Zuma did not want to answer any of the questions former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela had for him. According to the paper, Madonsela spent three hours at Zuma’s residence and he refused to answer any question, saying instead the questions should be handed over to him and he will then respond in his own time.

That, of course, didn’t happen and instead, the president initiated legal action. But what questions were on the list? Weel, according to the Sunday Times, there were 42 questions in total, here are seven of the most eye catching.

  • How often do you visit the Gupta family at their Saxonwold residence?
  • Besides visiting Saxonwold to service your friendship with the Gupta family, what are the other reasons why you have visited Saxonwold?
  • Has a member of the Gupta family ever given you or a member of your family a gift, no matter how trivial? Please provide details.
  • Six months after you were elected president of the ANC, your son, Duduzane, and your daughter, Duduzile, were elevated to positions of directors in [Sahara, a Gupta-owned company]. Were you surprised at their sudden elevation at a relatively young age?
  • I have received information that Ajay Gupta made Duduzane a billionaire and bought [your son] a house in Dubai. Is this true?
  • It has been reported that a member of the Gupta family or a company linked to them assisted one of your wives to purchase a house in Waterkloof, Pretoria. Is this true and if so, why did they assist her?
  • Has the Jacob Zuma Foundation ever received any donation from the Gupta family or any Gupta or Duduzane Zuma owned company?

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