State Capture Inquiry: Time, money and energy spent, must not be in vain - Corruption Watch

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President Cyril Ramaphosa and Chief Justice Raymond Zondo at the final handover of the State Capture report. (Gallo Images)
President Cyril Ramaphosa and Chief Justice Raymond Zondo at the final handover of the State Capture report. (Gallo Images)
  • Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, who chaired the commission of inquiry into state capture, handed over the final report to President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday. 
  • Corruption Watch says the final report signals an important milestone. 
  • It said the findings and recommendations of the full report, constituting five successive volumes, will take some time to dissect and prioritise.

Corruption Watch says the release of the final state capture inquiry report signalled an "important milestone" in the country's attempts to come to terms with the impact of state capture.

It said the time, money and energy spent over the past three years should not be in vain.  

Chief Justice Raymond Zondo handed over the final report to President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday.

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In a statement, Corruption Watch said the report must be followed by "... concrete processes that set in motion appropriate investigations by law enforcement agencies into the actions of the vast array of people and institutions allegedly involved in the complex network of graft and patronage, as heard in evidence that assailed the country over the last four and a half years".

Karam Singh, executive director of Corruption Watch, lauded the commission as one of the "most significant" the country had ever seen.

He added: 

It is equally clear that the huge investment of time, money, and energy spent over these past years must not have been in vain but must clear the way for criminal justice institutions to do their work in securing justice for the many people who have suffered as a result of the grand theft and corruption that we have witnessed.

The organisation said the findings and recommendations of the full report, constituting five successive volumes, would take some time to dissect and prioritise.

"The role of whistleblowers and the media in bringing these issues to the fore must be heralded as a turning point in a country perceived to be at risk of sinking under the weight of corruption.

"It is now the responsibility of all appropriate institutions and arms of state with investigative powers to pick up on the recommendations to ensure that justice is done and that the risk of state capture in the future is reduced."


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