27 Oct 2016
On Tuesday, South African President Jacob Zuma told South Africa’s Upper House of Parliament that he would continue his bid to block the release of the graft report by Thuli Madonsela, South Africa’s former public protector.
“As a citizen of this country, I have a legal right to exercise my rights. I interdicted it. There is nothing wrong,” Zuma told a stormy session of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP).
The report by the former public protector – an official watching over the conduct of government – investigates the links between the Gupta family of Indian-born businessmen to the South African government. The Guptas oversee a sprawling business empire in South Africa that includes interests in mining and technology firms and own The New Age, a pro-government newspaper.
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