Eric Naki
Political Editor
2 minute read
26 May 2021
5:40 am

Niehaus slates Mboweni for not backing Zuma

Eric Naki

Mboweni, in an interview with the BBC’s 'Hardtalk', said Zuma must subject himself to the judicial processes to prove his innocence.

Former president Jacob Zuma and Carl Niehaus outside the Zondo commission in 2019. Picture: Freddy Mavunda/Business Day

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has been criticised for being “disingenuous” in expecting former president Jacob Zuma to subject himself to a judicial process to prove his innocence when he had already done so. An uMkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans’ Association (MKMVA) spokesman, Carl Niehaus – a leading member of the radical economic transformation faction within the ANC – said Zuma acted within his rights to exhaust all available avenues to defend himself against a conspiracy by some National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) officials, such as Leonard McCarthy and Billy Downer. WATCH: Zuma must subject himself to court processes, prove his innocence,...