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Zondo Commission into state capture to start hearings today

The Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture officially begins on Monday. For the first time, former president Jacob Zuma at some point is expected to give proper answers about his involvement in state capture. The commission is tasked with unravelling the full extent of corruption at state organs and allegations that Zuma […]

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LETTER: The State Capture Commission should simply recommend prosecutions now

There are two provisions in the regulations for the State Capture Commission (SCC) that require careful scrutiny and, possibly, urgent revision. They are regulations 8(1) and 8(2) which read: • No person appearing before the commission may refuse to answer any question on any grounds other than those contemplated in section 3(4) of the Commissions […]

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Red flags regarding the regulations for the State Capture Commission

On Friday 9 February 2018, the regulations relating to the State Capture Commission were published in the Government Gazette. But several red flags should be raised in relation to their content and effect. The question marks arising from the regulations relating to the State Capture Commission range from those appointed to similarities with previous, unsuccessful […]

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Zuma’s state capture inquiry announcement: Commission or charade?

The carefully crafted announcement by the President regarding the intended appointment of a commission of inquiry into state capture has received a mixed reception mainly because it is well known that turkeys don’t vote for Christmas. Consider these presidential weasel words:  “I have considered this matter … carefully, including the unprecedented legal implications of the […]

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Ramaphosa can set up state capture inquiry himself – Accountability Now

Cape Town – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa would be within his rights to launch a commission of inquiry into state capture independently of President Jacob Zuma, according to the Institute for Accountability in Southern Africa. Launching the inquiry, and tackling both state and private sector corruption, were among six broad priorities that the institute, also known […]

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LETTER: Courting inconsistency

While two recent landmark and unanimous full-bench high court judgments are welcome for their outcomes, there is a worrisome inconsistency in reasoning between the two. In the review of the president’s decision to “dis-appoint” Mxolisi Nxasana as national director of public prosecutions the court, rightly so, ruled out the president as the appointer of a […]

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