'President’s Keeper': SACP dares Zuma to prove his innocence
The SACP’s Solly Mapaila says they are shocked by the 'Sunday Times’ story linking the president to what they describe as 'gangsters'.
Veteran journalist Jacques Pauw’s new book claims, among other things, that the president received R1 million a month from a security company without declaring it to the revenue service.
The President’s Keeper also claims that suspected tobacco smugglers paid tens of thousands of rand every month for several years to Zuma’s son Edward for his political influence.
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The SACP’s Solly Mapaila says they are shocked by the Sunday Times’ story linking the president to what they describe as “gangsters”.
“There’s a complete disregard for political authority and the political office.”
He says releasing a statement and rejecting the allegations as smear campaign is not enough coming from the president.
“It’s unacceptable that they’re allowing the matter to lay low.”
The communist party has accused the president of allowing himself to be controlled by groups outside government.
(Edited by Shimoney Regter)