Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela thanked Chief Justice Raymond Zondo and the state’s investigative team for their work investigating allegations made against some political and prominent figures.
On Wednesday, Inquiry Chairman Zondo delivered the fifth and final part of the State Capture Report to President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The final report follows parts posted in January, February, March and April .
These include the controversial Vrede dairy project, former spy chief Arthur Fraser, the Gupta family, criminal information and suspected corruption at the state security agency .< /span>
The report affects dozens of high-profile businessmen, corporations, state-owned companies, politicians, cabinet members and former President Jacob Zuma.
” We thank the Ob First Judge Zondo and the State Capture Team for diligently investigating State Capture Alle and providing a vivid and heinous picture of how some of our most important public institutions and processes have been hijacked and repurposed for private gain,” Madonsela said.< /p>
Madonsela< span>was appointed Public Protector in 2009 and her 2016 State of Capture report led to the establishment of the State Arrest Inquiry in 2018.< /span>
< span>Your report investigated Zuma and the Gupta family. This followed Zuma’s withdrawal of his request for an interdict preventing his release and an order by the Pretoria High Court ordering his release.
Madonsela also thanked Ramaphosa for the Acknowledging their contribution and the State of Capture report.
“Deep gratitude to all SA and our friends in the UK who are making sure the state is held accountable despite Bell Pottinger launching a huge diversionary campaign. Thanks also to President Cyril Ramaphosafor the kind greeting,” Madonsela said.
“Ethiopians say, ‘When cobwebs unite, they can a lion ‘. The state capture report and consequent actions of those implicated in the Zondo report understand this. Let us show as a nation that we understand this too. Let’s work together to ensure timely implementation and accountability.”
In delivering the final report, Ramaphosa made a special mention of Madonsela, saying that her State of Capture report contained “evidence of the abuses of power and how public institutions have been repurposed to facilitate corrupt activities.”
“I would like to acknowledge the critical contribution of Attorney Madonsela, whose courageous and unflinching investigations conducted the trial was set in motion to expose these wrongdoings,” Ramaphosa said.
“Attorney Madonsela recognized that this evidence required a far more extensive investigation, adding that a judicial remedy in her report, a commission of inquiry was set up to investigate the government’s capture.
“The formal delivery of this final report today represents the fulfillment of the Abhi Adaptive actions identified in the State of Capture report.”
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