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Accountability Now has laid charges of corruption and defeating the ends of justice against President Zuma and his Minister of Justice Michael Masutha

Dear Mr Mantashe,

We refer to our letter of 23 June 2015 addressed to you, a copy of which is attachment “B” to the affidavit that is attached to this email.

We do not appear to have received any formal acknowledgment or reply, nor has any public explanation of an accountable kind been given for paying a “golden handshake” of R17,3 million to the former NDPP, Mxolisi Nxasana. We have however noted in the press that our said letter was apparently not taken seriously by you. In a Mail and Guardian online report of 24 June 2015 you are reported as saying of and concerning us “they can do what they want to do.”

The affidavit attached supports charges of contravening section 9 of PRECCA or alternatively defeating the ends of justice against the President and the Minister of Justice. We have caused an investigation docket to be opened and have suggested to the SAPS officer commanding the Ocean View police station that the matter ought to be handled by the Hawks due to its nature and the amount of money involved which is over R17,3 million.

We are forwarding to you herewith the substantive content of the docket, excluding forms and formal documents, as a courtesy and so as to keep you abreast of developments in the matter. Kindly acknowledge safe receipt of this email communication.

In order to assist you in better understanding the context of the complaint a copy of an opinion piece carried by the Business Day newspaper on 26 June 2015 is also attached. It conveniently contains the text of the section of PRECCA upon which we rely in making our criminal complaint.


Yours sincerely

Paul Hoffman

Accountability Now


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22 Responses to Accountability Now has laid charges of corruption and defeating the ends of justice against President Zuma and his Minister of Justice Michael Masutha

  1. Edward 22 January 2016 at 4:11 am #

    It seems as if he can do just as he pleases and us SA do nothing about it. Time we take action.

  2. amanda 1 February 2016 at 4:40 am #

    Lets blame it on appartheid or how about racism? No wait a minute its the previously disadvantaged peeeple. We should not jump around like monkeys !! Oops “am I gonna lose my job now?

  3. Sheryl 23 February 2016 at 5:57 am #

    Let Zuma do the honorouble thing at step down, He was the main reason why Mr Thabo Mbeki
    had to step down. now he cant the punch. He is a failure, and caused South Africa to be in the state it is. Zuma is the reason why there are so many illegal immigrants in this country.

  4. gert 2 March 2016 at 4:50 pm #

    This guys turned and into their own

  5. buti kholoza 12 March 2016 at 6:07 pm #

    Zuma must fall in the name of community, we had enough of this suffering into Our land. We want what’s good for this country if is bad is bad and always be

  6. Innocent 17 March 2016 at 4:46 pm #

    zuma and zuptas must fall behind the bars

  7. Nokuthula 18 March 2016 at 8:39 pm #

    some comments are senseless. Talk things to build up SA than wasting time. Sheryl and Gert pull socks just one time to enjoy. If u mind politics trust you would remain behind while others re climbing ladders. do all it can take u n your family destiny. this guy Zuma no matter what he would be on payroll life long as retired …….. so mind ………. this politics is game of selling sweets it just waste ur time

  8. silence 23 March 2016 at 8:37 am #

    Zuma must fall

  9. SEHLOHO STEPHEN THAKANYANE 24 March 2016 at 7:51 am #

    such practices has been happening in the past apartheid era and its fortunate that we have a transparent and viewable goverment today,if such is a true reflection of what media is frabricating,such should be condemned at all costs.

    • Johan Smuts 8 July 2017 at 12:40 pm #

      Sehloho the only true thing in your comment is that this happened in the previous regime as well. That is true. If they were caught they had the good grace to resign or got kicked out. Nowadays they get re-deployed, receive a golden handshake and an ambassador’s post. You do not have a transparent government but e have a free press, thank our lucky stars.

  10. sakhy 2 April 2016 at 7:18 am #

    People do not know what they want, and am looking forward to the next president am a kind of man who don’t mind current situation but wants see it in the future

  11. Lesego Dollar 7 April 2016 at 4:50 am #

    Zuma must fall! We’ve heard enough of his crookness

  12. Thabo 7 April 2016 at 5:55 am #

    Eix Zuma this guy he is so corrupt, SA is corrupt today because of him, yesterday it was Nkandla today is Guptas. Ha.a maan Zuma must fall

  13. Marua 8 April 2016 at 8:27 am #

    I agree Zuma must fall he is only hurting the country

  14. Len Partner 9 April 2016 at 9:23 am #

    Zuma and his crooked cronies think that they are still living in the time Shaka when the king was the law. He has now said the courts are not to be trusted. Clearly this is because the verdict did not go his way. Heaven help this country and its people if this clown and his corrupt pals continue to (miss)rule this country.

  15. sg1 10 April 2016 at 7:06 am #

    Everyone hates Jacob zuma because is popular to do so

  16. ZB Khumalo 10 April 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    JG Zuma is the duly elected President of the Republic of South Africa and to date has presided over this country well. For that reason he must not resign/fall. I and million other sober indigeneous South Africans say JGZ must soldier on…!

    • ABRAM BOIKI MOABI 14 April 2016 at 7:21 am #


    • Johan Smuts 8 July 2017 at 12:53 pm #

      In other words you are saying the Guptas are OK, Nkandlha is OK, the life in the townships is OK, The trains are OK, the Hospital and Schools are OK? And you say you have a million sober brothers that agree with you? You are happy to live in this country as it now is?
      Read the comments of all your other brothers and sisters and wake up. Become part of the solution and not part of the problem. It is your brothers and sisters that suffer most.

  17. Tumi 13 April 2016 at 10:58 am #

    Zuma must just resign he caused enough damage to the country. He thinks of himself only but not the country only his pocket…….he disrespected the Public Protector, now he comes and apologies for confusion and frustration who did he confused because he was selfish he must go !!!!!

  18. Lisbeth Leach 13 April 2016 at 2:46 pm #

    There is nothing for Zuma now except an acceptance that he has done wrong and he must


  19. Simon 14 April 2016 at 11:38 pm #

    I have been listening and watching news for the past few days since the Nkandhla Concourt debacle and I arrived to the following conclusion” politics is a dirty game” if you are not a politician leave politicians to play their game.
    I approached one white old South African citizen to get His view on the latest developments in South Africa, you know what He said to me? all leaders are corrupt Zuma is just unfortunate that the public had to find out what is happening, and he kept quiete, what do you draw from this answer?

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