Son of South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma Duduzane Zuma on Tuesday said that he is no in any way a corrupt person when he was giving evidence for a second day at an inquiry investigating corruption.

Like his father, the young Mr. Zuma denied each and every corruption allegation that was put to him.

“I’m looked at as criminal. I’m looked at as this face of corruption, I’m this guy that has plundered trillions out of the country which is not the case by the way. I would just like to say to the public out there. I’m not corrupt I have not taken money from anybody. I never have and never will,” said Zuma.

Zuma also explained that he is a victim of his father’s political battles.

“I’ve said it before and I will say it again – I believe that I’m unfortunately caught up in a political storm,” he said.

For his part Judge Raymond Zondo, who is running the inquiry, emphasized that he is after one thing only – the truth.

“Mr Zuma, we are looking at everything. We don’t have a version we want to be proved, we just want the truth. Wherever we might get the evidence,” said Zondo.

The inquiry is investigating allegations that ex-President Zuma oversaw a web of corruption during his term in office.

The accusations focus on his relationship with the controversial Gupta family, which was accused of influencing cabinet appointments and winning lucrative state tenders through corruption.

Both the former president and the family deny any wrongdoing.


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