Zuma’s son asks about eThekwini corruption

President Jacob Zuma’s son has asked him what he planned to do about corruption in the eThekwini Municipality, according to a newspaper report on Tuesday.

Edward Zuma, who lives in the municipality, said there was a year-long probe into allegations of corruption with no action, the Witness reported.

People who complained about it were sent from “pillar to post”, he said.

“Are senior politicians trying to cover up and as president what are you going to do about corrupt eThekwini officials?” Edward reportedly asked Zuma during a breakfast meeting with the New Age newspaper in Durban on Monday.

Zuma responded to his son as he would any other citizen … “with a straight face”, the newspaper said.

Zuma said he did not know what was happening in the municipality but if people did not get results after complaining, they should report the matter to his office.

“If I receive a complaint I can deal with it,” Zuma said.

KwaZulu-Natal Cooperative Governance spokesperson Lennox Mabaso said many people were misinformed about the investigation which started in April.

He said investigations, by nature, were complex processes that needed to be followed to ensure evidence stood up in court, innocent people were not implicated and the ministry was not sued for shoddy work. — Sapa

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