Jacob Zuma claims he challenged the state capture report to protect South Africa, not himself
Ex-president Jacob Zuma has claimed that he challenged the state capture report in defence of the nation and not in his own self-interest.
The Business Day reported that this statement is contained in court papers submitted by the former president against Thuli Madonsela, former Public Protector.
According to reports the ex-president claims being anxious that the establishment of an inquiry on the Public Protectors terms could expose him to acting unconstitutionally.
Zuma had been forced to establish the Zondo Commission to resolve allegations of state capture.
The ex-president had announced the the inquiry would explore allegations regarding his questionable ties with the infamous Gupta family would commence early in 2018 after a High Court had ruled that the action recommended by the Public Protector had been binding.
Strangely enough, the same inquiry Zuma was trying to intervene in had heard damning testimonies against the former president.
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