Watch­dog to op­pose Zuma bid:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

South Africa’s anti-cor­rup­tion watch­dog will op­pose Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma’s court bid to set aside an in­flu­ence-ped­dling re­port, Pub­lic Pro­tec­tor Bu­sisiwe Mkhwe­bane said on Mon­day.

The Pub­lic Pro­tec­tor, a con­sti­tu­tion­al­ly­man­dated watch­dog, re­leased the re­port in Novem­ber last year, af­ter an ex­ten­sive probe over al­le­ga­tions of in­flu­ence-ped­dling against Zuma, whose ad­min­is­tra­tion has been marred by scan­dals.

The care­fully worded re­port by Thuli Madon­sela, Mkhwe­bane pre­de­ces­sor, stopped short of as­sert­ing that crimes had been com­mit­ted and called for a judge to in­ves­ti­gate the al­le­ga­tions.

Zuma has de­nied any wrong­do­ing, and is chal­leng­ing the Pub­lic Pro­tec­tor’s re­port in court. (RTRS)

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