AfriForum wants Zuma to face prosecution sooner rather than later

AfriForum wants Zuma to face prosecution sooner rather than later

- Afriforum wants to see Jacob Zuma charged by the National Prosecuting Authority

- The organisation says that Zuma's resignation doesn't absolve him of responsibility

- The organisation says if the NPA fails to prosecute, they will proceed with private prosecution

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Afriforum said on Wednesday that if the NPA did not take steps to prosecution former president, Jacob Zuma, they would take action.

CEO Kallie Kriel said the organisation would "take all reasonable steps" to ensure that Zuma is prosecuted by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

"If the NPA fails to prosecute Zuma, AfriForum's private prosecution unit, under the direction of advocate Gerrie Nel, puts in motion the process of private prosecution," he warned.

Zuma resigned late on Wednesday evening, an announcement that was welcomed by the organisation, though they wanted to be clear that his resignation did not absolve him of responsibility for his criminal actions.

Afriforum wants Zuma to face prosecution sooner rather than later

AfriForum CEO Kallie Kriel and Adv. Gerrie Nel Photo: Stopkorrupsie

Zuma faces allegations of 783 charges of corruption, and still faces inquiries into state capture with regards to his links to the Guptas.

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Parliament is meeting on Thursday afternoon to elect a new president, a meeting which the opposition party of the Democratic Alliance has said they will not support, Briefly.co.za learned.

The DA is calling for the National Assembly to be dissolved, and for democratic elections to take place instead.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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