President Jacob Zuma wouldn’t answer any of the questions, stating instead that the report is under consideration.(REUTERS)
President Jacob Zuma has refused to answer written Parliamentary questions pertaining to the State of Capture Report by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has written at least 15 questions to Zuma about various allegations contained in the report.
These pertain to the influence of the Gupta familyon the appointment of ministers and heads of State Owned Enterprises.
According to Zuma, his refusal to answer the series of questions addressed to him is based on the fact that he is currently considering the report before deciding whether to take it on judicial review.
Of the various questions being asked by DA leader Mmusi Maimane and Chief Whip John Steenhuisen include the alleged visits of Zuma to the Gupta home in Saxonworld Johannesburg and that certain people were offered government positions by the family in Zuma’s presence.
The President wouldn’t answer any of the questions, stating instead that the report is under consideration and therefore he can’t answer any questions about it.[Source: SABC]