The Inkatha Freedom Party welcomes the decision today by the National Prosecuting Authority to finally prosecute former President on charges corruption emanating from alleged criminal activity more than a decade ago.
IFP Chief Whip in Parliament, Narend Singh, MP said, “The decision to proceed with charges of corruption against former President Zuma, is long overdue but very welcome. The IFP has always contended that Jacob Zuma must have his day in court, and views in a very serious light the obstruction that has been encountered particularly at the hand of NPA, who should have been above and beyond reproach in prosecuting criminal activity without fear, favour or prejudice,”
“The decision by Shaun Abrahams to prosecute Jacob Zuma only now, is in itself a damming indictment on the state of capture of the NPA under the Zuma presidency,”
“The IFP calls for this matter to be prosecuted without delay and for a full Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the fitness of Shaun Abrahams and all prosecutors involved in this matter at the NPA to be held. As far as we are concerned this was an abuse of the Rule of Law and constitutes obstruction of justice and criminality,” concluded Singh, MP.
Mr Narend Singh, MP
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