President Zuma speaking at WEF on Africa. Image: Elmond Jiyane, GCIS.
Whether it is as a result of his popular Nkandla reply, criticising opposition parties, or the findings by Police Minister Nathi Nhleko that have absolved him of financial liability; President Jacob Zuma's name has been on the lips of most South African's this week.
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President Zuma took the podium at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa to speak out against corruption but has been called out by some for his alleged hypocrisy, following his questionable exoneration for Nkandla R 246 million security upgrades in Nhleko's report.
The President said that taxpayers don’t deserve their money to be used for corrupt purposes, during his WEF address in Cape Town on Thursday, and Justice Malala says this is another sign of President Zuma's questionable integrity.
There is such a massive difference between what the President says and what he actually does, you have to wonder if he’s not schizophrenic.— Justice Malala, political commentator and media columnist
WATCH: "Yerrrrr" President Zuma's popular National Assembly response.
A track record of 'funny business'
Malala says South African’s only have to look at the country’s institutions to see the President’s sense of hypocrisy and disregard for the public. He cites the example of the reported R 17.3 million settlement given for the resignation of former National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Mxolisi Nxasana as well as the pay-out for former Hawks boss Anwa Dramat.
There isn't any institution that develops a back bone to investigate the Nkandla matter or any other involving the President.— Justice Malala, political commentator and media columnist
Justice Malala recently wrote a column on President Zuma and this week's Parliamentary antics, which you can read here.
Listen to the full conversation on CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies: