DA leader Mmusi Maimane plans personally to lay criminal charges against President Jacob Zuma and his Cabinet on Tuesday. The charges will include corruption and racketeering — and possibly treason as well, on the grounds that Zuma has undermined the sovereignty of the state. The DA has been working with its lawyers over the past 24 hours to finalise the criminal charges. "Jacob Zuma is without doubt the head of a criminal organisation," Maimane said at a media briefing Monday. The DA will also ask National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete on Monday for the establishment of an ad hoc committee of inquiry to investigate the allegations of corruption against Zuma and ministers such as Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen and Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane. The committee would have a tight time frame and have to submit its report by end-July. The DA argues that the 11-member committee should be tasked with looking into the evidence that emerg...

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