- During an interview on a TV show, former president, Jacob Zuma, said he has not been implicated in any wrongdoing relating to the state capture inquiry
- The former president said no one has produced any evidence to implicate him at the Zondo Commission
- He went on to say he led the country with positivity and honesty
According to the former South African president, Jacob Zuma, he has not been implicated in any wrongdoing, because no state witnesses in the state capture inquiry have implicated him.
On Monday night, Zuma spoke on TV show, Leading Citizens.
Although several witness have in fact implicated Zuma during the Zondo Commission, the former president doesn't agree.
He said nobody has produced any evidence yet: “I’ve been listening very attentively to somebody who is going to come with the evidence that this is what Zuma did in general or with the Gupta family.”
He was then asked to rate his time as South Africa's president, to which he replied that he led the country with honesty and positivity.
The former head of state added he respected the people his the country, respected what belongs to its citizens and did nothing out of order.
Zuma then urged South Africans to look at reality, rather than propoganda.
The former president told the show's host he is loved by many, because he not only relates to their challenges, but sadness and happiness too.
According to Zuma, the term is nothing more than a politically decorated expression.
The former president addressed students at the Walter Sisulu University of Technology in Mthatha when he talked about state capture.
Zuma said the term state capture is not used correctly.
"I get worried that at a level of South Africa there are things we can distort and they become a fact when they are, in fact, necessarily not a fact."
The commission has invited Zuma to respond to various allegations leveled against him during public hearings.
Zuma’s legal team told the inquiry the former president stood by his previous statement in which he expressed support for the work the commission was doing and that Zuma wanted to participate in a meaningful way.
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