This is an extract from Thuli Madonsela's report State of Capture: Legal interactions between myself and persons implicated in the investigation: President Zuma On 22 March 2016 I wrote to President Zuma advising that I had received a request from the Democratic Alliance to conduct an investigation into the alleged breach of the Executive Member’s Code of Ethics by President Zuma for his alleged role in the offering of Ministerial positions by members of the Gupta family. I quoted relevant extracts from the complaint and the Executive Member’s Ethics Act. I attached the complaint itself. I asked the President “if you have any comments on the allegations levelled against you, I will appreciate a letter indicating such comments from you.” In the same letter I advised President Zuma that I had received a request from the Dominican Order to conduct a systemic investigation into undue influence in Minister’s and Deputy Minister’s appointments, possible corruption, undue enrichment and un...

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