DA: Police will investigate Zuma corruption charges

The DA claims police have agreed to investigate corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.

DA Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG -The Democratic Alliance (DA) claims police have agreed to investigate corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma brought forward by the party.

Eyewitness News has seen an SMS sent to Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane this morning stating general Vinesh Moonoo will investigate the case.

However, police say this is a system generated SMS sent to all complainants who lay charges with the service.

Officials say there have been no new developments since their decision to review all cases relating to Nkandla last year.

Last year, the party laid charges of corruption against Zuma based on findings that he unduly benefitted from security upgrades to his Nkandla home.

The DA's Mmusi Maimane said, "The charges laid are against the act that prevents corruption."

Last week, United Democratic Movement leader, Bantu Holomisa, said there is no need for a new ad-hoc committee in Parliament to deal with the police ministry's report.

He said the decision about the Nkandla report is procedurally flawed.

Holomisa was referring to National Assembly Speaker Baleka announcement that the soon to be ad-hoc committee on Nkandla would likely have a very short lifespan.