Zuma issue 'sore point'

Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba, pictured, says the National Prosecuting Authority's decision to drop charges against ANC president Jacob Zuma will leave a "running sore" on South Africa's body politic.

Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba, pictured, says the National Prosecuting Authority's decision to drop charges against ANC president Jacob Zuma will leave a "running sore" on South Africa's body politic.

Speaking at a Cape Town Press Club lunch yesterday, Makgoba called for an inquiry into the country's multi-billion rand arms deal, saying the "painful truth" had to be uncovered.

"The question is: How can the citizens and taxpayers forgive unless we know who we are forgiving?

"The NPA issue will be a permanent running sore on the body politic unless we go back to the beginning.

The truth starts with a commission of inquiry into the arms deal." - Sapa

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