South African President Jacob Zuma arrives for a meeting with President Robert Mugabe in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 3,2016. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo
South African President Jacob Zuma is concerned about “unwarranted public attacks” on him by former anti-corruption watchdog Thuli Madonsela, his office said on Friday.
The comments come a day after Madonsela defended the release of an audio recording of her meeting with the president during her investigation into allegations of influence-peddling in Zuma’s government.
“Her unwarranted public attacks on the President are unbecoming and are not helpful,” the Presidency said in a statement.
A transcript of the four-hour interview was made public by the Protector’s office last week when it released a report calling for a judge to investigate allegations of influence-peddling in Zuma’s government.