South Africa's Zuma says commission to look into claims of state influence peddling

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 09, 2018 1:12 PM

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday he would set up a judicial inquiry into allegations of influence-peddling in the government and state institutions.

The president's move follows a court ruling on Dec. 13 that required a commission to be set up within 30 days to carry out such an inquiry. That order upheld a recommendation in a 2016 report by the then Public Protector, whose role is to protect standards in public life.

(Reporting by Tanisha Heiberg; Editing by Gareth Jones)