DA: DEAL CRIMINALL Y WITH THE ZUMA 12

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CAPE TOWN—The Demo­cratic Al­liance opened a crim­i­nal case against Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Z uma and 11 oth­ers at the Cape Town Central police sta­tion yes­ter­day.

Ac­com­pa­nied by fel­low M Pa nd ex pros­e­cu­tor G lynn is Breyten bach, as well a sM P Kevin Mile ham, D Ale ad er Mmusi Maimane said their“pre­lim­i­nary in­dict­ment” was in re­sponse to week­end re­ports about leaked emails, pur­port­edly sub­stan­ti­at­ing claims of in ap­pro­pri­ately close links be­tween the con­tro­ver­sial Gupta fam­ily and govern­ment min­is­ters.

Maimane said the emails were in­cluded in their case and would be sup­ple­mented if more came to light.

Oth­ers named in their al­le­ga­tions in­clude Co­op­er­a­tive Gov­er­nance Min­is­ter D es van Rooyen and Fi­nance Min­is­ter M al usiGi ga ba.

Maimane said they should ul­ti­mately be charged in terms of the Pre­ven­tion of Crim­i­nal Ac­tiv­i­ties Act for al­legedly re­ceiv­ing ben­e­fits, as well as for rack­e­teer­ing and trea­son .“Not only should you deal with this mat­ter in Par­lia­ment, but you should deal with it crim­i­nally ,” he said.—News 24.

PHOTO: JACO MARAIS

DA l eader Mmusi Maimane talks t o the me­dia af­ter l ay­ing charges against Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma at the Cape Town Central police sta­tion yes­ter­day.

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