Named on the indictment sheet are Zuma; Atul, Ajay and Rajesh Gupta;
Ashu Chawla (CEO of the Gupta-owned Sahara Computers);
Nazeem Howa (director of various Gupta-linked companies and former CEO of Oakbay Investments); Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane; Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba; Communications Minister Faith Muthambi; Minister of Co-operative Governance Desmond van Rooyen; Duduzane Zuma, director of Gupta-linked companies and oldest son of Zuma);
and Matshela Koko of Eskom.
Maimane said each of the individuals listed must be held accountable
for their actions and face the full force of the law.
— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) May 30, 2017
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has laid corruption, racketeering and treason charges against President Jacob Zuma, members of the Gupta family, several cabinet ministers and senior state owned enterprises executives.
Maimane says new allegations including those obtained and partly published by weekend newspapers, implicate Zuma and others in a syndicate aimed at subverting state power.
eNCA report that the DA charges include:
- Corruption – through unlawful conduct that contravenes the Prevention of Combating of Corrupt Activities Ac, specifically offences in respect of corrupt activities relating to public officers, public officials, foreign public officials, agents, legislative authorities, contracts, procuring and withdrawal of tenders, inducing another person to commit offences, and relating to the duty to report corrupt transactions.
This specifically includes the “misuse or selling of information or material acquired in the course of the, exercise, carrying out or performance of any powers, duties or functions arising out of a constitutional, statutory, contractual or any other legal obligation” that amounts to “the abuse of a position of authority, breach of trust; or the violation of a legal duty or a set of rules”.
- Racketeering, – through unlawful conduct which contravenes the Prevention of Organised Crime Act of 1998.
- Treason, through unlawful conduct which violates, threatens or endangers the existence, independence and security of the Republic of South Africa or which has the effect of changing the constitutional structure of the republic.
Maimane said the DA would pursue “every available avenue until the corrupt state capture project that has undermined and crippled key institutions of the state is stopped and the ANC is removed from power”.
Read the complete Indictment Sheet HERE