Mbeki: Presume Zuma innocent

source: News24
21/12/2007 19:08 – (SA)

Pretoria – President Thabo Mbeki said on Friday new ANC leader Jacob Zuma, facing corruption accusations, should be presumed innocent and the law should be allowed to take its course.

Mbeki, deposed by Zuma as leader of the governing party, said he had no inside information on whether prosecutors would charge Zuma, but that it was important the principle of presumption of innocence be maintained.

“I don’t know what the NPA (National Prosecuting Authority) intend to do.

“They haven’t said anything to me, but if they proceed as is reported we would all of us say that we would allow the road to take its course,” Mbeki told a news conference in Pretoria.

“The message we would like to communicate to the rest of world is the fact that [continue reading]



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