Published On: Thu, Jan 11th, 2018

ANC women’s league backs inquiry into state capture

ANC Women's League

ANC Women’s League

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) has welcomed President Jacob Zuma’s appointment of a Commission of Inquiry on State Capture.

ANCWL said the commission would expose corruption in both the private and public sectors.

Meokgo Matuba, the women’s league secretary general, said her organisation was hopeful the inquiry would expose culprits involved in fraud and corruption by “capturing” parts of the state and rendering the country vulnerable and incapable of serving the people but certain individuals.

State capture is defined as a type of systemic political corruption in which private interests significantly influence a state’s decision-making processes to their own advantage.

Matuba said with the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture about to resume, the ANCWL was hopeful everyone with evidence would come forward and make submissions.

“The ANCWL is confident that the Commission of Inquiry will not be influenced by any prior judgements passed through courts of public opinions which were instituted by neoliberal media houses,” Matuba said in a statement.

“It is our hope that terms of reference of the Commission of Inquiry to be appointed by His Excellency President Zuma will include all the State owned entities (SoE’s) without exception and will date back to pre-1994,” Matuba added.

South Africa gained independence in 1994.

Allegations of state capture have emerged in recent years, with the wealthy Gupta family at the centre of the controversy.

Matuba called all its members and supporters to be at the forefront of the fight against fraud and corruption in government and private sector.

“All those who will be found guilty by the Commission of Inquiry on State Capture must face the full wrath of the law,” she said.

– CAJ News





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