02 Nov 2017
President Jacob Zuma has denied that he received any undisclosed money from private individuals or companies during his term as president.
This was Zuma’s answer to an urgent question put on the order paper by DA leader Mmusi Miamane for Thursday’s question session in the National Assembly, relating to allegations that he had received monthly payments of R1m from Roy Moodley, without declaring it to the South African Revenue Service.
The allegation is in investigative journalist Jacques Pauw’s book The President’s Keepers.
In his follow-up question, Maimane – waving a copy of Pauw’s book around – asked Zuma if he would table his declarations of interests since 2009 in Parliament.
“I have given a very categoric answer to the question. There are many books talking about Jacob Zuma,” said Zuma.
According to Zuma, these books contain “speculation and rumour”.
“I don’t think it is my job to answer books.”
By Jan Gerber, News 24
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