Uncovering the depths of state capture

Uncovering the depths of state capture

In his recent presidential address, President Ramaphosa acknowledged that state capture is a betrayal of our democracy. Journalist Christelle du Toit explains more.

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South Africa has been suffering under the weight of rampant corruption, and it has finally been acknowledged to have caused serious harm to our democracy.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the response to the commission of inquiry into state capture report on Sunday and updated the nation on the measures that have been implemented or will be implemented.

Amongst other actions, the South African Revenue Service has collected over R4-billion in unpaid taxes, a major step in the right direction.

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Ramaphosa has also stated that "As a result of this work, the Investigating Directorate that we established within the National Prosecuting Authority has to date enrolled 26 cases, declared 89 investigations and 165 accused persons have appeared in court for alleged state capture-related offences". 

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