ANC STATEMENT ON THE HANDOVER OF THE FIRST PART OF STATE CAPTURE COMMISSION REPORT
The African National Congress welcomes the handover today, Tuesday 4 January 2022, of the first part of the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture.
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.
As ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa said during his appearance at the Commission, the ANC called for the establishment of the Commission knowing that the organisation would itself be placed under great scrutiny.
The ANC maintains that the Commission is a necessary part of the broader social effort to end all forms of state capture and corruption.
The ANC is hopeful that the Commission’s report will detail the nature and extent of state capture and corruption, and will present recommendations that assist in taking the country forward.
As an organisation, the ANC will engage with the findings and recommendations of the Commission as the parts of the report become available, and consider how these can help to enhance the process of fundamental renewal and rebuilding within our movement.
The ANC National Executive Committee will put in place mechanisms to process any parts of the Commission report that pertain to the organisation, its deployees or members.
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.
The ANC expresses its appreciation to the Chairperson, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, and the staff of the Commission.
The ANC further calls on all South Africans to engage with the Commission’s report and to be part of the national effort to put state capture behind us and build an ethical, capable developmental state and a society governed by the values of our democratic Constitution and the rule of law.
ISSUED BY THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL
COMRADE JESSIE DUARTE ON BEHALF OF THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
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