The ANC says it is taking allegations of state capture seriously.
ANC MP Lusizo Sharon Makhubela-Mashele says the inquiry into the SABC board’s fitness to hold office, which laid bare maladministration and poor governance at the public broadcaster, is an indication that Parliament carries out its oversight duty.
She says the notion that the ANC is doing nothing about allegations of state capture is wrong.
“The allegations that certain individuals have become too influential in the decision of state owned enterprises should be investigated and brought to account through legal and legitimate actions,” says Mashabela-Mashele.
The DA has meanwhile refuted this saying nothing has been done following state capture allegations.
DA Chief Whip, John Steenhuisen says Parliament must hold the executive accountable.
He says there were a flurry of emails, databases and communications, each one exposing the terrible tentacles sucking up opportunity of huge sums of public money away from its intended purposes and into the pockets of the Guptas, the Ngubanes and the Zumas.
He says while the people languished in poverty, the money intended for them was used to pay for a wicked wedding, all the while laughing while the poor suffered.
“As what was this house’s response to the revelations of captured ministers, not to be faithful to the Republic as they swore in their oath but rather to be faithful to the interests of the Guptas family,” says Steenhuisen.