Zuma fudged R1m salary: Maimane

The Times (South Africa) - - News - By SIPHO MABENA

● Con­tro­ver­sial busi­ness­man and ANC bene­fac­tor Chock­alingam (Roy) Mood­ley al­lowed Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma to use his Dur­ban beach­front prop­erty‚ DA leader Mmusi Maimane re­vealed yes­ter­day.

He said this was de­clared by Zuma in his

2016 en­try in the pub­lic part of his dec­la­ra­tion of in­ter­ests.

Speak­ing to jour­nal­ists after tak­ing more than an hour at the Union Build­ings in Pre­to­ria to pe­ruse the record from 2009 to 2017‚ Maimane said there was no men­tion of the R1mil­lion monthly salary that Zuma is said to have re­ceived from Mood­ley’s Royal Se­cu­rity com­pany in 2009.

The in­for­ma­tion, which has riled the State Se­cu­rity Agency and SARS, is con­tained in jour­nal­ist Jac­ques Pauw’s ex­plo­sive The Pres­i­dent’s Keep­ers ex­posé on Zuma’s pres­i­dency.

“As far as the ex­ec­u­tive ethics code is con­cerned‚ that in­for­ma­tion should be de­clared in the pub­lic record and what be­came very clear MMUSI MAIMANE DA leader is that none of the in­for­ma­tion was de­clared by the pres­i­dent‚” the DA leader said.

Maimane said he was dis­sat­is­fied with the record pre­pared by the Pres­i­dency‚ say­ing the DA would now pro­ceed with a Pro­mo­tion of Ac­cess to In­for­ma­tion Act ap­pli­ca­tion to ac­cess the private part of the record.

He said also miss­ing from the record was VBS Mu­tual Bank’s R7.8-mil­lion to pay back the state for the funds used to up­grade the pres­i­dent’s Nkandla home­stead.

Maimane said Zuma also did not de­clare do­na­tions he re­ceived from con­victed fraudster Sch­abir Shaik which he said be­came part of the court record in the case against the former fi­nan­cial ad­viser.

“What be­came clear is none of the in­for­ma­tion was de­clared”

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