- Former SA President, Jacob Zuma, recently appeared before the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture
- Zuma brought up the names of alleged “ANC spies” before the court and suggested that he has more dirt to dish on other informers
- Some are suggesting that Zuma’s threats are an attempt to create a diversion from the accusations against the former President, which are to be discussed before the Commission
Former South African President, Jacob Zuma, appeared before the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture recently, after weeks of stalling and threats of withdrawal.
The ex-President has thrown out threats to his opponents, warning that he will reveal the names of certain informers if pressure is not lifted off of him.
Zuma addressed his supporters at Pieter Roos Park, telling them that his opponents should be wary about crossing him.
“Some say this old man is angry… All I am saying is people must be very careful. When I say, I will say things about them, I mean it,” he warned.
The Citizen reported that earlier this week, at the Commission, that Zuma gave the names of two important African National Congress (ANC) officials, Ngoako Ramatlhodi and Siphiwe Nyanda, claiming that the two were spies for the government during apartheid.
Zuma has subsequently threatened to reveal the names of “more spies” in the ANC.
“They will think I am mad when I reveal them one by one,” the ex-President declared.
According to Zuma, he is also able to provide the name of the informer that gave up anti-apartheid activist, Chris Hani, to the apartheid government, almost 4 decades ago.
“An interesting question is who had given the information to the Boers at that time,” Zuma mysteriously told the Commission.
Briefly.co.za gleaned that some remain skeptical of Zuma’s claims, such as South African Communist Party (SACP) deputy secretary-general, Solly Mapaila, who thinks that the former president’s bold claims are simply a way to derail the proceedings of the Commission.
“We indicated from the beginning that we must not allow any diversion from the context of that commission. The Zondo-led commission is dealing with matters of state capture and corruption against certain individuals who allowed the State to be abused and captured, and not only the Gupta family…that is what the former president should have been concerned about and deal with those questions,” Mapaila said.
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