- The questions that former President Jacob Zuma failed to answer when former Public protector Thuli Madonsela asked him must now be revisited by the Commission
- The chairpersonof the commission on state capture Deputy Chief Justice raymond Zondo has promised to leave no stone unturned in getting to the bottom of all allegations
- Opposition leaders want accountability from the ANC denouncing the commissions as serving very little if any purpose
The nation needs answers. That is the widespread call as the probe into the allegations of state capture are gaining ground under the Zondo Commission. All the investigation reports have been submitted to the commission as it begins the onerous task of looking into the allegations. Most of which centre around Jacob Zuma's relationship with the Guptas. The reports also detail widespread allegations in some government departments and in state owner enterprises. A call has been made to Zuma to provide the answers that resulted in the swindling of billions of rands in state owned funds.
Briefly.co.za learned that many felt the starting point of the commission would be to get Jacob Zuma to answer questions which he failed to answer under public protector Thuli Madonsela. There is also concern to prove if the former President violated the Executive ethics code. According to the Citizen, the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (Casac) says; “The starting point should definitely be to link up to the questions asked by the former public protector when she interviewed him, and which the president failed to answer … especially those relating to issues around the hiring and firing of Cabinet ministers and so on.”
Meanwhile, Johannesburg Mayor in a tweet has accused the ANC of creating commissions which are only legal spectacles creating an illusion of democracy to give people the impression that they are in control, when all ANC officials are exempt from accountability and prosecution. The findings of the Zondo commission while still a long way off will either lend credence to this statement or prove it otherwise when its outcome is finally known.
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