Zondo finds Zuma, Fraser kept each other out of prison

Zondo finds Zuma, Fraser kept each other out of prison

The final state capture report has made some damning findings against former president Jacob Zuma and former spy boss Arthur Fraser.

ZOndo and Ramaphosa

The final volumes of the commission of inquiry into state capture's report were handed to President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Union Buildings on Wednesday evening. 

The commission found that Zuma and Fraser worked together to keep one another out of prison. According to the commission's chair, then deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, the former president instructed the Hawks to cease an investigation into Fraser at state security. 

Much later on Fraser, who was by then head of prisons, apparently returned the favour by releasing Zuma on medical parole. 

The commission believes if it was not for the then president, Fraser might have very well have ended up behind bars.

Meanwhile Ramaphosa addressed the handover delays, saying suggestions that he and Zondo discussed the report beforehand are demeaning.

"It is way below what the chief justice would do. I would not even know how to ask the chief justice to comment on the substance of his work. It's completely out of nature.

Ramaphosa was also asked about what had been discussed during their phone call on Monday after the report's handover was pushed back again

 "When he realised that he was not going to make that appointment he felt the need to communicate with me and he said I do this with due respect in relation to the process of handing over the report.

The president says he'll be in a better position to outline how they'll be implementing the report in four months' time.

"I'll go through it very carefully and I will make markings and notes and I will in four months will be able to present to Parliament, a full implementation plan in terms of what we are going to do."


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