Jacob Zuma says he has not been implicated in state capture

Jacob Zuma says he has not been implicated in state capture

- In an interview, the former president said no evidence had been found linking him to corruption

- He claimed that people were trying to turn him into a scapegoat for all South Africa's problems

- Zuma also once again defended his legacy as president

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Jacob Zuma says that he has not been implicated in the Zondo Commission's state capture revelations - this despite Angelo Agrizzi making several direct allegations against the former president.

Zuma made the comments while speaking to Africanews24–7.

He claimed that the State Capture Inquiry was trying to incriminate him, but that so far it had produced no proof of any of Zuma's wrongdoing.

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Zuma is alleged to have received R300 000 a month in bribes from Bosasa.

He is one of several high-profile government officials that Agrizzi has implicated in Bosasa's massive corruption network. Others include Nomvula Mokonyane and several ANC members of parliament.

The former president, however, rubbished these accusations. He said people were attempting to make him a scapegoat for all of South Africa's problems during his terms in office. 

Agrizzi is not the only person to lay corruption allegations against Zuma. A former government spokesperson, Themba Maseko, claims that Zuma abused his power to help the Guptas.

He says that Zuma instructed him to meet with the Gupta family personally to provide them with assistance.

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This is not the first time that Zuma has defended his legacy this week. He had previously taken to Twitter to rebut Ramaphosa's claim that Zuma's presidency had amounted to "nine wasted years" for South Africa.

Zuma insisted that he had in fact accomplished a lot during his tenure and that his presidecy was successful. 

While Zuma was in office, the rand was downgraded to junk status, economic growth stagnated and allegations of state looting abounded, with the amount of state funds lost to corruption totaling billions of rands.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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