The United Democratic Movement (UDM) welcomes today’s announcement that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) will reinstate fraud and corruption charges against former President Jacob Zuma. The chickens have come home to roost!
After keeping the Nation in suspense for nine years, Mr Shaun Abrahams has finally manned up and has done what should have been years’ ago.
If the African National Congress (ANC) had not pressurised the former NPA boss Mokotedi Mpshe, this case would have been over and done with long ago. The ANC should hang its head in shame given the Zuma administration’s distractions.
That this has happened, in part, due to sustained pressure from the opposition and civil society, which is a sign that some of the checks and balances of our democracy is healthy and hail.
Mr Zuma should be sued for the R15 million of taxpayers’ money that he has squandered on legal fees to defend his dubious deeds.
Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP