South Africa: Ace - 'I Know Some of the Things That President Zuma Might Be Saying'

Former President Jacob Zuma at the state capture inquiry, July 16, 2019.
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Former president Jacob Zuma may be alone while testifying at the Zondo Commission but in the audience and outside he has many supporters, including ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule who attended the sitting on Tuesday.

ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule attended the second day of former president Jacob Zuma's testimony at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture on Tuesday 16 July.

Zuma faces questioning about whether or not he attempted to influence support in various government departments for the Gupta family as alleged by several witnesses who have testified at the Commission.

Speaking to the media during a tea break on Tuesday, Magashule said the Guptas should not be the only people or business that is investigated. He added that if anyone looks into what happens in government, they will find a number of businesses that work with the government.

"I do not know why South Africa is not actually investigating every company which has done work with the government. Only one particular family company is targeted," Magashule said.

It's a comment that is often repeated by Zuma's supporters.

Zuma himself diverted attention to the Rupert family during his first day of testimony, saying billionaire Johann Rupert had...

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