Integrity inquiry into JZ not over

ANC president Jacob Zuma will appear before the party’s integrity commission, for a second time, for possibly bringing it into disrepute.

He made his first appearance before it on Saturday December 3 at Liliesleaf Farm, flanked by a small group of ANC Youth League supporters. His next meeting is set for January 15.

Although the ANC has attempted to downplay the seriousness of Zuma being summoned by the commission, apparently the president’s appearance was approached in the same manner as other ANC members who have appeared before it. Based on its recommendations, the ANC has previously taken action against some senior leaders.

After his appearance, Zuma told his youth league supporters of an “in-depth and fruitful discussion” with the commission. He added that no charges had been put to him.

“I also indicated [to the commission] that there are many people who come to conclusions without information. And I said that’s wrong.”

He said all people, including members of the integrity commission, should always find out the truth before reaching conclusions [about him] because, without information, “you can come to a wrong conclusion”.

“So we have had a very fruitful discussion. They are keen that we should come back and have another discussion. So there’s no charge or anything.”

The commission is expected to compile a report with recommendations that will be handed to the national executive committee for action, if any.

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Dineo Bendile
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