South Africa: President Ramaphosa awaits report on Zuma corruption inquiry

South Africa: President Ramaphosa awaits report on Zuma corruption inquiry

A South African judicial commission will formally hand over the first part of its report to President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday following its inquiry into corruption during former president Jacob Zuma’s time in power, a Cabinet minister said on Friday.

The judicial commission was due to deliver the first part of its three-part report by the end of this month, but the minister said this was delayed out of respect for the seven-day mourning period for Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who died on Sunday.

The inquiry was established to examine allegations of high-level graft during Zuma’s period in power from 2009 to 2018.

Zuma denies any wrongdoing.

Zuma was sentenced to 15 months in jail for failing to cooperate with the inquiry. He was imprisoned in July and then placed on medical parole in September. The High Court has since ruled that he should go back to jail. Zuma is appealing the decision.

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