- Zuma moves to avoid jail time by turning state witness against his accomplices
- This may be the reason Zexit talks have been stalling
- Zuma will have to deliver full disclosure and evidence of wrongdoing
Zuma may avoid jail time by turning state witness in his corruption and state capture charges. This means that he would have to turn on his accomplices.
Briefly.co.za learned that President Jacob Zuma and deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa have allegedly been locked in secret talks to discuss an exit deal to avoid jail time.
Reportedly, Zuma will be presented with the option of admitting to state capture and avoid prosecution on those charges. This will not include other corruption charges levelled against the president including the Shabir Shaik case.
The law may not allow for the interference of political deals, but the complexities are being explored. This is ostensibly why Zexit negotiations have dragged on for so long.
If Zuma turns state witness in these allegations, it means that he will have to reveal his accomplices which include the Gupta brothers and his own flesh and blood, Duduzane Zuma. It is reported that he will walk free of prosecution if he provides full disclosure of his crimes and evidence thereof.
Zuma would have to implicate the Guptas before they too decide to turn state witness against Zuma.
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