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South African president Jacob Zuma says he’s not afraid of jail

AP
Published Nov 6, 2016, 11:58 am IST
Updated Nov 6, 2016, 11:59 am IST
Zuma has criticized the report, saying he wasn’t given a chance to provide 'meaningful input’ in the investigation.
South African President Jacob Zuma. (Photo: AFP)
 South African President Jacob Zuma. (Photo: AFP)

Johannesburg: South African President Jacob Zuma says he is not afraid of going to jail, in a defiant response to critics who say he should resign because of scandals involving alleged corruption.

Zuma said Saturday in his political stronghold of KwaZulu-Natal province that he has already spent time in prison, referring to the decade he spent behind bars as an anti-apartheid activist during South Africa’s white minority rule, which ended in 1994.

 

South African media organization EWN is reporting Zuma’s remarks.

Last week, the state watchdog agency released a report indicating possible government corruption linked to Zuma and some associates, and recommended that a judicial commission investigate.

Zuma has criticized the report, saying he wasn’t given a chance to provide “meaningful input” in the investigation.

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