Tag Archives | Jacob Zuma

Ramaphosa must explain appointment of Mabuza as envoy to Russia

The DA notes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s appointment of Deputy President, David Mabuza, as his special envoy to Russia. With this appointment, it appears Ramaphosa is following former President Jacob Zuma’s lead after he appointed former Energy and Intelligence Minister David Mahlobo as his liaison to Russia. That culminated in the revamping of the Integrated Resource…

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Mahikeng: Ramaphosa can bring order by recalling Supra

The Democratic Alliance (DA) notes that ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa will be in the North West on Friday in reaction to the violence, which has arisen as a response to Supra Mahumapelo’s continued leadership. The only action that will end the scenes of war is for ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa to announce the recall of…

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DA welcomes that Zuma must personally pay State Capture legal fees

The DA welcomes the withdrawal by the Presidency of their appeal against the court judgement ordering former President Jacob Zuma to personally pay the legal costs, estimated at R10 million, for trying to block the release the State of Capture report. While this is a victory for ordinary South Africans who have been made to…

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The decision to cover Zuma’s legal fees should be declared invalid

The DA has today filed papers with the North Gauteng High Court asking the court to declare that the agreement between the Presidency and Jacob Zuma, to cover the legal costs incurred by him for his criminal prosecution be reviewed, declared invalid and set aside. We are further asking that the court order that the…

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DA to apply to set aside decision for SA to pay for Zuma’s legal fees

The DA has today received a reply from President Cyril Ramaphosa to our questions about the deal struck whereby South African taxpayers have been forced to pay R15.3 million for Jacob Zuma’s legal fees. It is abundantly clear from the reply that Zuma’s application for legal assistance was for the criminal trial, not the R15.3…

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The DA welcomes the suspension of Tom Moyane as Commissioner of SARS

Find attached soundbites in English and Zulu from Alf Lees MP. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to suspend Tom Moyane as SARS Commissioner is long overdue given the destruction of the reputation of SARS whilst under his leadership. Mr Moyane’s mismanagement of the tax authority led to a severe decline in taxpayer morality and has thus…

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