Zuma has been accused of allegedly a receiving R1 million bribe from a Western Cape abalone dealer. The Hawks have now set out to investigate the former president, as reported by City Press.
Briefly.co.za learnt that the bribe was paid in order for the former president to keep Senzeni Zokwana as Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister.
Businessman, Chaile Seretse, stated in an affidavit that businessman Deon Larry paid Zokwana, Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini and agriculture department deputy director general Siphokazi Ndudane allegedly received R300 000 each.
The reason for retaining Zokwana was apparently due to the need for fishing rights for his company.
The Hawks' serious corruption and serious economic offence units are looking further into the matter with great concern. Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi gave statement.
“These are quite serious allegations. And the matter is being looked at by the Hawks’ serious corruption and serious economic offences units.”
“It is still at an inquiry stage, but based on the allegations made, it looks like a docket will be opened up soon. And once the investigation is completed, we will hand over the docket to the National Prosecuting Authority [NPA] to decide what to do.”
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