Ralph Mathekga | State capture: Legal clarity over cadre employment urgently needed

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Chief Justice Raymond Zondo (Photo: GCIS)
Chief Justice Raymond Zondo (Photo: GCIS)

If we take the Zondo report seriously, it is important that the report informs a programme through which to realign institutions to ensure there are no further major lapses in the future, writes Ralph Mathekga

Chief Justice Raymond Zondo’s final report on state capture has rattled the ANC, showing that the entire organisation was a vehicle for state capture. It was always clear to me that for state capture to take place, the party ought to be the first one to be captured so that resistance from within can be managed. 

Former President Zuma achieved the task of aligning the ANC much earlier, swelling party ranks with loyalists who never questioned anything. As far as the ANC‘s complicity in state capture is concerned, the Chief Justice’s assertions were not new revelations. Here Zondo is speaking about the problem with the system, how the party became the weakest link when it comes to accountability and oversight of members deployed to government.

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