President Jacob Zuma has named a Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.
President Zuma said Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has named Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Mnyamezeli Mlungisi Zondo to head the Commission.
This takes after previous Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela’s report into State of Capture and consequent requests issued by the North Gauteng High Court in its judgment of December 14, 2017.
The Court requested that remedial action of the Public Protector is binding.
Zuma said he is worried that this issue has involved the general population mind for quite a while, saying it merits critical consideration.
He said the affirmations that the state was being wrestled out of the hands of its genuine proprietors, the general population of South Africa, is of principal significance and are consequently deserve finality and assurance.
“I might want to accentuate that I have confidence in every one of the judges and their capacity to execute their assignments with the imperative levels of decency, fairness, and autonomy,” the President said in a statement on Tuesday.
Said Zuma “I have chosen that, while the issues controlled by the request require the last assurance by higher courts, this issue can’t hold up anymore.”
President Zuma said it is of such genuine open worry that any further deferral will make people in general uncertainty government’s assurance destroy all types of debasement and settle in the general population recognises that the state has been caught by private premiums for detestable and self-enhancement purposes.
“The commission must look to reveal not only the leader of a few but rather of each one of the individuals who may have rendered our state or parts thereof defenseless against control by powers other than general society for which government was chosen,” said Zuma.