ANC vows ‘honest engagement’ with state capture report

ANC vows ‘honest engagement’ with state capture report

The ANC has vowed to “honestly engage” with the contents of the fifth and final report from the commission of inquiry into state capture. 

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The report was handed to President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Union Buildings on Wednesday by the head of the commission and chief justice, Raymond Zondo.

The report fingers several senior ANC members, including current and former cabinet ministers, for their involvement in large-scale corruption.

ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe says the party is engaging with the commission’s findings and recommendations.

“The ANC has put in place mechanisms to process those parts of the commission report that relate to the organisation, its deployees or members. It has also produced a discussion document on state capture that will assist deliberations within ANC structures on the issue.

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“In its submission to the commission, the ANC outlined how some of its own weaknesses may have enabled state capture. The ANC will honestly engage with whatever criticism may be levelled against it, and, where valid, will take steps to address these.”

The report has made some damning findings against senior ANC members who are believed to have aided state capture during the tenure of former president Jacob Zuma. 

This includes former minister of intelligence Siyabonga Cwele.

The report claims Cwele hampered investigations into the Gupta brothers, who have been placed at the centre of state capture. 

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