Zuma delayed process of State Capture Inquiry: Madonsela

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Former Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela who first ordered the establishment of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture has blamed former President Jacob Zuma for delaying the process of the Inquiry.

She says Zuma had changed the terms of reference of the Commission of Inquiry.

Madonsela was reacting to the release of the first part of the State Capture report on Tuesday night to the public on the Presidency website.

The report was officially handed over to President Cyril Ramaphosa by Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo at the Union Buildings.

“President Zuma changed fundamentally the terms of reference of this commission of inquiry and as a result, it’s taken us four years. Loss of evidence, loss of time, loss of money and of course loss of trust in the process. You will recall that the commission that was ordered not recommended, ordered by the Public Protector and endorsed by a court of law had a very narrow focus,” adds Madonsela.

Meanwhile, earlier, Director of Accountability Now, Advocate Paul Hoffman, says following the release of the first batch of the State Capture report, the first consideration should be to reform the criminal justice administration.

He says the new system should be able to investigate crime and corruption that were exposed by the commission.

Below is the full interview with the former public protector, Thuli Madonsela: