South African President Jacob Zuma addresses a media briefing after meeting with leaders of organizations representing foreigners in Pretoria, South Africa, on April 24, 2015. South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday met with leaders of organizations representing foreigners, assuring them of maximum protection. (Xinhua/Zhai Jianlan)
South African President Jacob Zuma addresses a media briefing after meeting with leaders of organizations representing foreigners in Pretoria, South Africa, on April 24, 2015. South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday met with leaders of organizations representing foreigners, assuring them of maximum protection. (Xinhua/Zhai Jianlan)

President Jacob Zuma on Thursday vowed to fight corruption, “no matter how big or small the issue” is.
Zuma told the ongoing World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF Africa) that South Africa is developing a “very strong”anti- corruption culture which is important in the fight against corruption.

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Jacob Zuma

Zuma was answering a question about how African countries would achieve good governance, transparency and accountability so as to ensure political stability and economic development.
He said South Africa has “a lot of institutions”to deal with corruption.
“We have special structures that investigate very deeply the corruption that happens, particularly in government,” he said. “There is more focus and a feeling that taxpayers’ money cannot be taken away from the people.
The president himself has been haunted by the Nkandla scandal in which he is accused of abusing public funds in security upgrades of his private home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal Province, although last month, Police Minister Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko cleared Zuma in the scandal, saying the president is not liable to pay back the money as required by Public Protector Thuli Madonsel and the opposition.
The WEF Africa meeting officially started on Thursday in Cape Town, under the theme “Then and Now: Re-imagining Africa’s Future”.
The meeting was convening African and global leaders from government, business and civil society to take stock of progress over the last 25 years, share insights on the present landscape and identify innovative approaches to accelerate inclusive growth while bringing about sustainable development in the future. Enditem

-Xinhua

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