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THE Democratic Alliance has asked President Jacob Zuma to withhold the appointment of former Western Cape premier Ebrahim Rasool as ambassador designate to the United States, the party said yesterday.
"The DA has written to Zuma requesting that he intervenes and withholds Rasool's appointment pending an investigation into the damning corruption allegations against him," DA MP Kenneth Mubu said.
The Cape Argus said on Wednesday that it was "aghast" at revelations that their former political reporter Ashley Smith took payments to write articles favourable to Rasool, who was at the time Western Cape premier.
Mubu said: "While officials in the US embassy in South Africa have confirmed that Rasool has been accepted as South Africa's next ambassador, it is up to the president to exercise his prerogative and withhold the appointment in light of the serious corruption allegations against him."
In a copy of the letter he wrote to Zuma, Mubu said he had no doubt that the president had every intention of ensuring that those with questionable records inpublic service were removed from service. - Sapa