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Zuma complains of leaked audio

by BBC
07 Nov 2016 at 14:26hrs | Views

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has lodged a complaint with the office of the anti-corruption watchdog over a leaked audio recording of his meeting with its former head, his office has said.

A private television station had broadcast the audio of the discussion between Thuli Madonsela, the former Public Protector, and Mr Zuma, when she was investigating allegations that he let a wealthy family influence appointments in his cabinet.

Mr Zuma has denied all wrongdoing, and has insisted that he is in charge of government.

In a report, Ms Madonsela quoted Deputy Finance Minister Mecebisi Jonas as saying that businessman Ajay Gupta offered him 600m rand ($44.6m; Ā£36.2m) last year, "to be deposited in an account of his choice", if he accepted the post of finance minister.

Mr Gupta also asked him if he had "a bag which he could use to receive and carry 600,000 rand in cash immediately", Mr Jonas alleged.

Mr Gupta has denied meeting Mr Jonas.

Source - BBC