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9 Nov 2017
9:59 pm

I am not corrupt and I don’t loot, says Dlamini-Zuma

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She also refuted claims that former ANC spokesperson Carl Niehaus was her campaign manager.

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

The ANC presidential candidate and the party’s MP Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said people can accuse her of many things but corruption.

In a number of tweets from her official account on Thursday, President Jacob Zuma’s ex-wife said she would never loot state resources.

This comes after the recently published book, the President’s Keepers, claimed that Dlamini-Zuma’s campaign to be the next ANC president was being funded by cigarette manufacturer Adriano Mazzotti, who is said to be a self-confessed smuggler, fraudster and money launderer.

She is one of seven people gunning to lead the party after Zuma steps down in December.

On Thursday, Dlamini-Zuma also refuted claims that her campaign manager was former ANC spokesperson, Carl Niehaus.

He resigned from the ruling party in 2009 after confessing to fraud.

On economy, Dlamini-Zuma said she has been engaging with the private sector to come up with solutions on how to transform it.

“We can’t say people in South Africa must remain poor because of investors. When I banned smoking in public spaces and advertising, I had Discussions with investors including Johann Rupert. We didn’t agree, he took me to court. We won the case,

“It can’t be that one person can change the economy, if was that simple then the economy would change because those people are already in government,” she said.

She also addressed the issue of land.

“I’m a person who believes in public consultation. Also, the decision must be legal and not create another crisis. It must benefit the landless majority.”

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