State Capture Inquiry - Mkhwebane Reacts, Raising More Questions Than Answers

Adjust Comment Print

Madonsela reportedly said: "There is nothing under the sun stopping president Zuma or any president from initiating 20 judicial inquiries into state capture by white monopoly capital". We reiterate our call for Zuma to step down from the highest office in the land as he has not only broken the constitution, but he is at the center of the state of capture investigation itself.

President Jacob Zuma apppointed a commission of inquiry on Tuesday to be headed by deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo after a year of resistance.

Zuma, who previously slammed the Public Protector's report on state capture calling it was a political tool meant to be used to deal with "certain individuals", said he made the decision after the investigation and remedial action of the Public Protector and the order by the North Gauteng High Court in December past year. "I have made a decision to appoint a commission of inquiry".

According to Daily Maverick, Zuma's statement in which he announced the inquiry appears to support the idea that the commission should have a broader scope.

Judges have said the commission of inquiry must complete its work within six months of being established.

In power since 2009, Zuma stepped down in December as president of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party after a 10-year tenure marked by numerous court judgements against him. He said he was taking legal advice about whether to appeal the High Court order.

More news: Turkey says citizens traveling to United States face risk of arbitrary arrest
More news: 'Swarm of armed drones': Who is attacking Russia's military bases?
More news: Dark Souls Remastered coming to Nintendo Switch

President Kenyatta hosted the leader of Africa's second largest economy in October 2016 with many Kenyans hoping South Africa would agree to review its visa requirements.

This is Kenyatta's first working visit to South Africa since his starting his second term as president on November 28, after two separate polls, in July and October.

Madonsela had ordered the inquiry into allegations that the Guptas may have influenced the appointment of cabinet members in Zuma's administration and received special treatment for a coal business linked to the family and one of the president's sons.

The speech is due to be delivered by new ANC president, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Saturday.

Zuma was acquitted of rape but is often mocked in newspaper cartoons depicting him with a shower nozzle sprouting from his bald head.