High Court can't compel Zuma to set up influence-peddling inquiry

29th September 2017 By: Reuters

High Court can't compel Zuma to set up influence-peddling inquiry

President Jacob Zuma

A South African High Court ruled on Friday that it could not compel President Jacob Zuma to set up a commission of inquiry into alleged influence-peddling in his government.

The opposition Democratic Alliance had asked the court to force Zuma to establish a commission based on a report last year by an anti-graft watchdog into allegations that businessman brothers Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta had influenced the appointment of ministers.