ANC STATEMENT ON THE HANDOVER OF THE FINAL PART OF STATE CAPTURE COMMISSION REPORT
The African National Congress welcomes the handover today, Wednesday 22 June 2022, of the final part of the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture. The ANC expresses its appreciation to the Commission Chairperson, Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, and the Commission staff for their diligent work in producing this report.
The ANC has consistently expressed its support for the objectives and the work of the Commission, including at its 54th National Conference in December 2017, where delegates resolved to support the expeditious establishment of a judicial commission of inquiry. We have consistently maintained that the Commission is a necessary part of the broader social effort to end all forms of state capture and corruption. The ANC is engaging with the findings and recommendations of the Commission to determine how these can help to enhance the process of fundamental renewal and rebuilding within our movement. The ANC has put in place mechanisms to process those parts of the Commission report that relate to the organisation, its deployees or members. It has also produced a discussion document on state capture that will assist deliberations within ANC structures on the issue and the tasks that must now be undertaken.
In its submission to the Commission, the ANC outlined how some of its own weaknesses may have enabled state capture. The ANC will honestly engage with whatever criticism may be levelled against it, and, where valid, will take steps to address these.
On the issue of ANC members implicated in the report, the ANC is guided by its 54th National Conference resolutions. Therefore, all ANC cadres implicated by the State Capture Commission in alleged corrupt practices should make representation to the Integrity Commission. While nothing prevents an ANC member from exercising their legal rights with respect to the Commission’s report, any review applications or other legal action should not prevent the ANC from continuing with its agreed internal process.
The ANC will support government as it considers the report’s findings and recommendations and undertakes the work necessary to restore good governance and decisively tackle all forms of corruption within the state and across society.All relevant institutions and bodies, including law enforcement agencies, are encouraged to study the findings and recommendations, and to take appropriate action.
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