S.Africa watchdog calls for Zuma graft report release

South African President Jacob Zuma answers questions at the Parliament in Cape Town on September 13, 2016South Africa’s anti-corruption watchdog on Friday called for the prompt release of a potentially explosive report into allegations President Jacob Zuma allowed a powerful Indian business family undue political sway over him. Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s call came after Zuma launched last-minute court action delaying the release, saying he had not had time to respond to questions about so-called “state capture” by the Gupta family which stands accused of wielding so much power it was even able to nominate a cabinet minister. The Guptas — brothers Ajay, Atul and Rajesh — built an empire in mining transportation, technology and media after coming to South Africa from India in the early 1990s.

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