President Jacob Zuma will make another appearance before the ANC’s integrity committee.
Chairman Andrew Mlangeni said on Tuesday there would be another meeting after Saturday’s initial‚ eagerly awaited meeting between Zuma and members of the committee‚ including former National Assembly speaker Frene Ginwala.
Mlangeni was tight-lipped about Saturday’s meeting but said another engagement was definitely in the committee’s plans.
“I am not at liberty to divulge what we discussed during the meeting except to say we discussed the affairs and issues affecting the ANC,” he said.
“What I can tell you is that there will be another meeting. We have not yet agreed on a date‚ time and place at which we will meet, but we have agreed that there will be another meeting‚” said Mlangeni.
It was speculated before Saturday’s meeting that Zuma faced tough questions in connection with former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s report suggesting there may have been some veracity to allegations of state capture by the controversial Gupta family thanks to their close links with Zuma.
The report called for Zuma to institute a judicial commission of inquiry, but the president has said he intended to take the report on judicial review on the grounds that former Madonsela could not instruct him to institute a commission of inquiry and that Madonsela should have allowed her successor, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, to continue with the state-capture investigation.
Meanwhile‚ the DA announced on Monday that it had filed papers in the Constitutional Court seeking an order that Zuma failed to implement Madonsela’s remedial action to the effect that he institute a judicial commission by December 2.
The party said it was not satisfied that Zuma had merely given notice to take Madonsela’s report for judicial review.
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