President Jacob Zuma, his son Duduzane, and some cabinet ministers are expected to be hauled before the commission of inquiry into state capture.
The inquiry’s terms of reference was published in the government gazette on Thursday. The commission which will be headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo will last for six months.
The commission will probe allegations that members of the wealthy Gupta family abused their friendship with the President to influence the appointment of cabinet ministers and to secure lucrative state contracts.
It will also investigate the veracity of allegations that the Gupta family had offered former Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas and former ANC member of Parliament Vytjie Mentor cabinet positions.
Mentor is one of Zuma’s fiercest critics.
“So far, we are getting hope with the crooks that have been forced out of Eskom, with the processes of parliament. There is light at the end of the tunnel. The commission is a good step to rebuild our economy that has been brought to the ground by corruption.”