On Wednesday Zondo’s final report into state capture recommended that South Africans should be able to directly elect a president.
He said the proposal was aimed at ensuring anyone who becomes president of the country does so on the basis of their own popularity with people, not on the basis that, if voters vote for a particular party, that party will make him or her president.
“Of course, if this recommendation is accepted and necessary constitutional and legislative changes are made [so] it is implemented, that will not necessarily give the people of this country any guarantee that somebody similar to of Mr Jacob Zuma or even worse than Mr Jacob Zuma will ever be elected as president of the country. The possibility will always be there,” Zondo wrote.
Zondo said evidence presented before him showed how over a period of four years, Zuma helped facilitate the Guptas to loot billions.