- Former president Jacob Zuma again denied the existence of state capture
- Zuma was addressing students at the Walter Sisulu University when state capture was discussed
- Zuma feels that state capture is a politically decorated expression
As the state capture inquiry commission continues to investigate state capture Jacob Zuma says it doesn't exist.
According to Zuma, the term is nothing more than a politically decorated expression. The former president addressed students at the Walter Sisulu University of Technology in Mthatha when he talked about state capture.
Zuma said the term state capture is not used correctly.
I get worried that at a level of South Africa there are things we can distort and they become a fact when they are, in fact, necessarily not a fact.
Zuma went on to say a state is composed of three elements: Legislation, executive and judicial.
There is no state that is captured. Not a single one of the three is captured. Judicial is not captured, is it? Is parliament captured? Is executive captured? So where is the state capture?
So if that is the case, what is this thing called state capture? Does this mean these three arms have been captured? Is it true? Just explain the truth about it?
This came just a day before the inquiry is set to resume.
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