President Jacob Zuma’s relationship with the Gupta family may have led to multiple violations of the Executive Ethics Act, a section of the Constitution that requires public administrators uphold high standards of professional ethics, and an anticorruption statute. While former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s report on state capture released on Wednesday did not make firm findings against Zuma, it raised severe questions about his conduct and the manner in which his Cabinet ministers and his administration presided over state-owned entities and favoured the Gupta family. The report investigated whether Zuma violated the Executive Ethics Act through the alleged involvement of the Gupta family and their associates in the removal and appointment of members of Cabinet and the boards of state entities. The report, which speaks of "worrying coincidences" and "anomalous" movements of individuals to and from the Gupta family compound in Saxonwold, Johannesburg, ahead of Cabinet reshuffle...

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