State capture inquiry: PP available to compile terms of reference
State capture inquiry: PP available to compile terms of reference
Zuma finally appoints commission of inquiry into state capture
12 January, 2018, 17:35
Nothing stopped the president from then appointing another commission to look at grand corruption, she told Morning Live on SABC TV.
Pursuant to the investigation and remedial action of the Public Protector regarding complaints and allegations of the State of Capture, as well as the orders issued by the North Gauteng High Court in its judgment of 14 December 2017, I have chose to appoint a Commission of Inquiry.
Maimane added: "The court unanimously found that Zuma's conduct in trying to block the release of the State of Capture report was an "abuse of judicial process" and an attempt to "stymie the fulfilment of a constitutional obligation by the Office of the Public Protector".
"We reiterate the views of Madonsela that the commission should focus specifically on state capture under President Zuma, and must investigate the allegations of state capture against the Gupta family".
This is according to Legalbrief legal expert, Pam Saxby, who said that a key sentence in the lengthy statement could be interpreted as a precursor of what is to come when the terms of reference of the commission are decided.
I have considered this matter very carefully, including the unprecedented legal implications of the order directing the Chief Justice to select a single judge to head the commission of inquiry.
She called for the terms of reference to be as broad as possible, which was welcomed by some, but also raises concerns.
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