ZUMA SAYS HE IS DEALING WITH BRIBERY ALLEGATIONS AGAINST STATE SECURITY MINISTER BONGO

PRETORIA, South African President Jacob Zuma says he is attending to the bribery allegations leveled against State Security Minister Bongani Bongo regarding the State capture probe by former Public Protector (Ombudsman) Thuli Madonsela into the exercise of undue influence on senior officers of the State by private individuals.

A debate on State capture that was due to start in the National Assembly in Cape Town on Tuesday afternoon.

Bongo is alleged to have tried to bribe advocate Ntuthuzelo Vanara to stop a Parliamentary probe into alleged State capture at Eskom, the national power utility.

Meanwhile SA News reported that the Presidency has confirmed that President Zuma had met with the Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, who briefed the President on allegations of interference by Bongo into the Parliamentary enquiry by the Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises into the affairs of Eskom.

It has been reported that Vanara, the evidence leader, had submitted an affidavit claiming that Bongo, then an ordinary African National Congress MP, offered him a bribe to collapse the investigation into the alleged State capture of Eskom.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK