Eskom-Gupta deal: Cope wants Zuma gone

BY CHARL BOSCH - SEPTEMBER 14, 2015

The Congress of the People (Cope) has called on President Jacob Zuma to resign with immediate effect following weekend reports linking the handing over of a R2-billion coal tender from Eskom, to a company owned by the government connected Gupta family.

Speaking in statement, party spokesperson Dennis Bloem said while the latest findings were not shocking, questions needs to be answered why the coal supplied by Tegeta Exploration, was suddenly found to be acceptable after four previous failed attempts.

“President Zuma’s malign influence on ethical governance and sound management within government and state enterprises continues to manifest itself repeatedly,” Bloem said.

“In our view, South Africa under President Zuma will collapse into chaos as those who are close to him continue to get favours that are in conflict with standard procedures. This is another example of how his friends prosper at the cost of ordinary South Africans”.

 

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