Congress of the People (COPE) says it wants the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture to be concluded and implicated officials prosecuted before the coming elections.

The party says that if this is not done, compromised ANC members may be exonerated by the governing party.

The party was picketing outside the Correctional Services Department Friday morning.

Over five months have passed and the State Capture Commission continues. It has heard damning allegations, with multiple more oral submissions anticipated to be heard before its projected year end conclusion, but COPE deputy president, Willy Madisha, says that the party wants the Commission’s duration significantly reduced.

“We don’t want a lengthy programme, a lengthy commission because we are sure the ANC wants to just go on with the commission and nothing is done after the elections.”

The Correctional Services department recently cancelled contracts it had with African Global Operations, formally known as Bosasa after damning allegations of a corrupt dealings between the two, were revealed at the Zondo Commission.

Despite the move, COPE demands Minister Michael Masutha and his deputy to fall on their swords. Madisha says that those that have been implicated must resign.

“They must resign, there is proof. This has been put before the Zondo Commission.”

Madisha also says he is also prepared to give evidence of more corruption in government.

“We want to go there and put facts. We have said corruption has been there. I too am prepared, we have proof.”

The party has submitted its memorandum of demands to the Correctional Services department and expects a response soon.