The African National Congress (ANC) says a dedicated team is to be established to respond to recommendations of the State Capture Commission report. Some ANC members deployed in different government departments have been implicated by the report.
It has recommended that former President Jacob Zuma, Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe and former Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane be investigated for possible corruption.
Deputy Defence Minister Thabang Makwetla, ANC Member of Parliament and Parliament House Chairperson Cedrick Frolick and former party Member of Parliament, Vincent Smith have also been implicated in the report.
Mantashe has indicated that he will take certain parts of the report on judicial review. ANC’s spokesperson, Pule Mabe says in order to implement the step aside resolution, those named in the report should be charged by court of law first.
“The ANC National Executive Committee had taken a decision to establish a dedicated committee that will be seen to be looking into the ANC’s response to what is coming out of the Zondo Commission. Now that these findings are being placed out in the public, to make sure that we coordinate ourselves better, let us have a dedicated team that is going to work of the formulation of our own responses,” says Mabe.
Jacob Zuma Foundation says Zuma rejects any ‘purported findings’ by Judge Raymond Zondo:
Responding to the findings of the report, the Zuma Foundation has rejected the findings, stating that the former president wasn’t afforded a chance.
“The implication of this report on the ANC, the current state of the ANC and the position of the ANC in government it is so significant that the ANC should actually make it very clear what they plan to do. This is not an issue that can be dealt with on a piece meal. The ANC would have to state that with its senior members implicated and also serving in government what is its position here,” Mathekga elaborates.
Meanwhile, on the so called CR17 election campaign by Bosasa, the inquiry says the matter was not investigated by the Commission because it was investigated by the Public Protector.
Minister Gwede Mantashe briefs the media on the latest report of the State Capture Commission
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