Zuma: Those who claimed to fight corruption are now mired in it

Former President Jacob Zuma has apparently taken another dig at President Cyril Ramaphosa.

In a tweet he posted late on Monday, he said those who claimed to be fighting corruption are now caught up in it.

As has become his custom, he wrote in IsiZulu and didn’t mention anyone by name.

It was Zuma’s second cryptic tweet on Monday and both are apparently expressing his views about Ramaphosa’s CR17 campaign controversy.

In the first one, he similarly said that things are bad and that those involved will have to face the consequences.

CR17 campaign controversy

Ramaphosa is currently embroiled in controversy surrounding the donors to his CR17 campaign for the ANC’s presidency in 2017.

The Sunday Independent published the names of some of the donors over the weekend.

At least one of them, former Absa CEO Maria Ramos, went on to land an appointment in the board of the Public Investments Corporation (PIC).

This has raised questions from some quarters as to whether the donors expected something in return for their donations.

The revelations stem from Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s report into ex-Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson’s R500,000 donation to CR17 campaign.

Mkhwebane widened the scope of her investigation to include the entire CR17 campaign funding.

Ramaphosa has denied there was any legal or ethical wrongdoing in the campaign and has taken Mkhwebane’s report on judicial review.

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