COPE is not surprised as the President has long lost his integrity and legitimacy to govern.
COPE is not surprised that today’s viewings of the President’s Declarations of Interests by the Leader of the Democratic Alliance found no declaration by the President relating to the alleged R1 million per month income received from Royal Security, nor the alleged funding of the President’s birthday by BOSASA, nor any declaration relating to the Nkandla upgrades, nor the loan extended by VBS.
COPE is not surprised as the President has long lost his integrity and legitimacy to govern. South Africans no long have trust in Zuma as President.
Clearly, there are grounds for an investigation by the Public Protector into these apparent breaches of the Executive Ethics Code.
COPE notes and supports the DA’s advice that it intends to approach the Public Protector regarding the breach and that it will also be submitting an application in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (2 of 2000) to gain access to Royal Security’s employment records for 2009.
By the Congress of the People