Explainer: Why those who looted South Africa could get off scott free

Explainer: Why those who looted South Africa could get off scott free

- South Africans need to prepare themselves for the possibility that those behind state capture could get away with it

- Zondo's State Capture Inquiry Commission doesn't have the power to prosecute anyone and that's up to the NPA

- According to reports, the NPA is dragging their feet in prosecuting those already implicated by the commission

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It is quite possible that those behind the state capture that shook South Africa to its core may just get away with it.

While the State Capture Inquiry might be hard at work under the watchful eyes of Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo to get to the bottom of the capture, they have no authority to prosecute people.

That task goes to the National Prosecuting Authority and the police, but that has been dragging thanks to management issues and lack of skills and manpower.

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Associate professor at the University of Johannesburg Mzukisi Qobo fears that there will soon be "fatigue over state capture"

The Zondo commission, as necessary as it is, is insufficient to deal decisively with the legacy of institutional decay that the Zuma administration wrought on the country.

It's not even clear yet if Jacob Zuma will testify at the commission at all, according to a report by News24.

Thuli Madonsela, the woman who got the ball running on the investigation into state capture, is concerned that evidence could have been lost.

I’m concerned about the matter of state capture remaining unresolved for a long time as ill-gotten assets will be gone by then.

The fact that the hearings have now been postponed until 12 October, gives everyone who could be implicated by the next witness a chance to be notified.

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Director of the Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute Ebrahim Fakir says South Africans who expect those implicated in state capture to be punished could be disappointed.

Fakir feels the government should have been more swift in their actions taken against those behind state capture.

The Guptas claim they are completely innocent and Ajay Gupta is willing to return to SA to clear his name.

According to an earlier report by Briefly.co.za, Ajay says his family are victims of SA's politically motivated law enforcement.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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