Not a complete state capture

2016-11-17 06:01

WHAT is it that we must not know so as to focus on these chronological events that are, unfortunately, failing to take the desired form of the Arab Spring?

My limited understanding indicates that the state consists of the executive, Parliament and the judiciary.

By implication, therefore, state capture would refer to an absolute malfunctioning of these three arms of the state.

However, as I went through the State of Capture report, I realised that the “capture” might be taking place in the executive arm only and therefore the diagnosis of the situation is misplaced and unfairly exaggerated.

Should we not say the government/executive capture?

I am of the view that if we are to investigate fairly a capture of our sovereignty then we must ask the correct questions.

This is the class struggle at its best because when the dust has settled only one class will secure a temporal victory against the other and we, the masses, and the working class, shall remain locked below the poverty line.

S. Mogale


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