South Africa’s State Capture Report saga almost feels like a cliff-hanging television show. One filled with premises of corruption, criminals, and secrets.
In true fashion to the politics of our country, the fifth and final instalment of the State Capture Report was late, following the Commision of Inquiry’s announcement that it was unable to submit the final volumes to President Ramaphosa on 15 June, due to “certain challenges.”
“Certain challenges” proved to be an insufficient answer for the DA, who demanded that the reasons be exposed.
Cilliers Brink, DA Spokesperson expressed that the party’s main concern is that if the report has been completed, it must be released to the public without any further delay. “The South African public has waited long enough to know the full details of what transpired during the State capture era,” he said.
This missed deadline also came after an extension call in April this year, that would earmark June 15 as D-Day.
The Zondo Commission has confirmed that it will certainly be submitted today, 20 June, after the electronic Report was submitted to the President yesterday evening.
The Zondo Commission’s final report is a “crucial piece of the State Capture puzzle” writes Daily Maverick. The ins and outs of this last season? Everything from SABC to the State Security Agency, Estina Dairy Farm, the Gupta’s Waterkloof landing and PRASA.
It will be, in short, the season finale of a melting pot of contestation regarding high-politics scandals in our country.
And, as Business Day puts it eloquently, it could name the grand architect of State Capture.
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