Secrecy on Jacob Zuma’s exit bad for South Africa, group says

Secrecy on Jacob Zuma’s exit bad for South Africa, group says
South African President Jacob Zuma waves as he leaves parliament in Cape Town on Tuesday, February 6. (AP)
Updated 08 February 2018

Secrecy on Jacob Zuma’s exit bad for South Africa, group says

Secrecy on Jacob Zuma’s exit bad for South Africa, group says

JOHANNESBURG: An anti-corruption group in South Africa is criticizing what it calls a “veil of secrecy” around talks aimed at securing the removal from power of President Jacob Zuma.
Save South Africa, a non-governmental group that has campaigned for Zuma’s resignation because of corruption allegations, is expressing concern about negotiations between the president and deputy Cyril Ramaphosa, who said Wednesday that he anticipates a “speedy resolution” to the discussions about a transition of power.
Save South Africa says Ramaphosa is “being sucked into the illicit world that Zuma and his cronies thrive in” and that any “secret backdoor deals” would set a bad precedent for a new government.
Zuma, who has denied wrongdoing, has been enmeshed in scandals for years. Many former supporters in the ruling party want him to go.