Jacob Zuma, the former President of South Africa, has led a “unbelievable picture of growing corruption” in the country’s most troubled companies, according to years of research into fraud in his administration.
The first report by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday called for the prosecution of former government officials and instigators of global corruption such as Bain & Co’s international management expert as it explicitly describes the hijacking of a plane, defamation of revenue and other activities. corruption led by Zuma, who resigned in 2018.
The inquiry, led by South Africa’s deputy lawmaker, responds for the first time since its inception four years ago to investigate allegations that the Guptas, business family, and other political parties seized control of the state with the help of Zuma.
“The influence [the Guptas] what happened to former President Zuma was huge, “it concluded, in the first three words.
Zuma was was arrested last year for rejecting a verdict from the investigation, which led to the worst violence in South Africa after apartheid. He is currently struggling to return to prison after being released early on a medical parole that appears to be illegal.
Zuma “fled” to ask questions instead of answering difficult questions as to why he kept Dudu Myeni, his close friend, from chairing South African Airways when he brought the flag bearer “into a bad state,” the report said. “He did not want to count the race,” he added.
Ramaphosa on Tuesday received the first report of the survey as a “known time” for South Africans the fight against corruption.
But its contents will be a great embarrassment to the ruling African National Congress and are being published in the belief that Ramaphosa can change the state of impunity and corruption in government.
Also on fire with Bain & Co, an international advisory team that helped Zuma weaken and weaken the financial services as part of the government’s “seizure”. Its South African government commitments need to be reviewed, the report said.
In a question filed at the House of Lords on Wednesday, Peter Hain, a Labor colleague, called on the UK government to suspend all agreements with Bain over evidence of his “illegal” activities in South Africa. Hain, a former anti-apartheid activist, has previously led UK officials to investigate a British banking relationship with the Guptas in 2017, at the height of the power crisis in South Africa.
“For an international company like Bain to be ambitious and corrupt who want to undermine South Africa and its democracy is a disgrace,” Hain wrote in a letter to Boris Johnson, the UK’s prime minister. .
The report recommended that a number of former SAA officials, including Myeni, be investigated for alleged fraud. The commission also asked Tony Gupta, one of the family members, to investigate the allegations against the Gupta newspaper.
Myeni has denied the allegations. The Guptas, who left South Africa when Zuma lost power, always condemns wrongdoing.
South Africa has a bad reputation for political corruption, which is alarmed by the report, and prosecutors are expected to end a major coup d’etat. Ramaphosa will respond to questions asked during the year.
According to the report, after a government official denied Gupta’s intervention to the government, “President Zuma was ready to throw his ally into the ANC… Because he refused to join the fraudulent Gupta party.”
It added that the corruption of the fundraiser was also “a clear example of how the secret societies colluded with the authorities, including President Zuma, to hold the world-famous organization and make it ineffective”.
Bain, an ally of the tax union, met with Zuma “before the election…. The body was instead “deliberately seized”, it said.
The study said Bain’s work with South Africa should be reviewed, and that cases should be considered when awarding its contractors. One whistleblower “denied many attempts by Bain & Co to give him more money to silence him,” it added.
Bain did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In 2018 that refunds and the interest earned on the tax work.
Even during its initial report, the study called for a major overhaul of South Africa’s trade law and the establishment of a dedicated and independent anti-corruption body.
“South Africa needs an anti-corruption organization that is politically neutral and capable of tackling corruption with new and sustainable forces,” it said.
Calling for an anti-corruption body will be a major challenge for the ANC. The party dissolved a similar organization, the Scorpions, when Zuma took office more than a decade ago.