South African President, Jacob
Zuma said on Wednesday he would not oppose an investigation into
allegations that he and some allies in the ruling African
National Congress have been unduly influenced by outside
The Public Protector, an anti-corruption watchdog, published
a report in November that alleged Zuma and colleagues were
influenced in appointing ministers and issuing tenders by the
Guptas, a wealthy family of businessmen.
The watchdog recommended a more detailed investigation but
Zuma initially criticised its findings as unfair.
Outside influence in government decision making is popularly
known as “state capture” in South Africa.