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Jacob Zuma sought to hand state assets to allies, finds corruption report

Inquiry says South Africa’s ruling ANC ‘should be ashamed’ by alleged efforts to steal vast sums

Jacob Zuma has been accused of systematic and “unlawful” efforts to give business allies control of billions of dollars worth of state assets, by the judge charged with investigating wrongdoing during the former president’s years in power in South Africa.

Raymond Zondo, who was appointed in 2018 to lead an inquiry into allegations of systematic corruption under Zuma’s rule, handed his latest report to the current president, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Friday.

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