Catholic bishops in South Africa have joined calls on President Zuma to quietly avoid being shamed after the investigation of state capture report is released.

The bishops urged the president and those implicated in the emails to resign if the revelations are true.

Bishop Abel Gabuza, the chairperson of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) Justice and Peace Commission, said if the leaked Gupta emails were actually true, it then proves that the nation’s resources have been plundered.

“The leaked emails, if they are authentic, show that the president’s patronage network, as well as its plans to plunder state resources, is more complex and expensive than we thought. He should step down peaceful or face being embarrassed and jailed if the report implicates him”

The Public Protector Busisiwe has so far decided to investigate the matter after a long call from the people.

The Catholic bishops in South Africa pleads with President Jacob Zuma and many others implicated in the leaked Gupta email to resign.