SOUTH AFRICAN OPPOSITION LEADER LAYS CORRUPTION, TREASON CHARGES AGAINST PRESIDENT ZUMA

JOHANNESBURG, Mmusi Maimane, the leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA), South Africa's main opposition party, has confirmed that he has laid corruption, racketeering and treason charges against President Jacob Zuma, members of the Gupta business family, several Cabinet ministers and senior executives of certain State-owned enterprises (SOEs).

Maimane said here Tuesday that new allegations, including those included in the recent emails which some local weekend newspapers released, implicated Zuma and others in a syndicate aimed at subverting State power.

Maimane said he had written on Monday to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete, asking her to set up an ad hoc committee to investigate allegations of State capture -- the exercise of undue influence over State figures, including the President. Maimane is the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament.

He said those named should be charged under the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Activities Act because they had benefited from the alleged activities.

We believe that further from there they must be charged under the same Act and the Aldose Act of racketeering and treason as it stands here. JZ (President Jacob Zuma) and his government are selling off the South African government to their agencies other than the interest of the people of this country."

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK