AfriForum, has laid criminal charges against President Jacob Zuma, Ajay Gupta and more than 40 others, based on allegations by the former public protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, in “the State of Capture” report.
AfriForum’s Anti-corruption Unit head, Monique Taute, says the report serves as prima facie evidence that the President’s conduct and those implicated may have been illegal.
A fraud docket was opened at the Moot Police Station in Pretoria.
The civil rights organisation not only laid criminal charges against the President and Ajay Gupta but also Eskom’s board, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane, Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown, and nearly every person named in the ‘State of Capture’ report.
AfriForum has appointed legal expert, Dr. Llewellyn Curlewis, as their legal advisor in this case.
“In our mind no less than 20 pieces of legislation have been transgressed, numerous possible offences have been committed and
needs to be further looked at. Once that has been done, and I hope it gets the necessary priority it deserves, then we will follow it up on a regular basis to establish when, where and how we can expect criminal charges to be formally investigated in court and that this matter can be taken all the way to the court that we can have finality once and for all.”