Speaker tight-lipped on Zuma graft allegations

BALEKA-MBETEBy DIKELEDI NOKWANE
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE controversy around the allegations of fraud and corruption levelled against President Jacob Zuma is refusing to die down.
Social media was buzzing on Tuesday during and after a radio interview featuring Speaker of Parliament, Baleka Mbethe on the issue.
Listeners found the speaker’s responses from London neither definite nor straightforward.
“I’ve heard questions but no answers or guidance from you,” said one Xolani, an evidently annoyed caller.
On twitter, @karynmaughan posted, “It’s taken #BalekaMbete 46 days to decide on #SecretBallot. If she refuses, she’ll face claims she took that time to frustrate, not consider.”
The tweet receivied 47 intriguing replies, 277 retweets, 402 likes.
Zuma narrowly survived the vote of no confidence last week.
In an anxious tweet by @tumisole, “#CountryDuty #BalekaMbete #Motionofnoconfidence Can we guard the country tonight & tomorrow! Let’s report for duty” had followers in stitches as the twitpic was of a popular character from a local telenova (Mandla Ndlovu from Isibaya) running towards combat holding a rifle.
To her credit, Mbethe kept her responses clean.
Asked for her opinion on allegations of fraud against Zuma, she answered, “Those who have the information about how President Zuma has violated the law or anything in terms of those misdemeanors must provide evidence,” she said.
Her responses were often ambiguous but with no definite conclusion.
“Those in the better, advantageous positions should take action and empower the rest of us.”
– CAJ News

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