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Stating her case
Quick to jump on the State of Capture report bandwagon was Meokgo Matuba, secretary-general of the ANC Women’s League. Agreeing to the need for a full probe into state capture, she said: “Any investigation which excludes white monopoly capital is an advancement of white supremacy and serves a racial political agenda that hinders the building of a nonracial society.”
Perhaps Ousie Matuba is unaware that the Public Protector’s work is based on complaints lodged. Did Matuba report her concerns about white monopoly capital and attach the requisite evidence?
Not to be outdone by the women’s league, the ANC kindergarten in KwaZulu-Natal was quick to remind the Public Protector of the Constitution’s proviso that the president was responsible for appointing commissions of inquiry. “Otherwise, you are saying the president is no longer the head of state. This is not a shared responsibility and, as such, the president does not need help from the Chief Justice to appoint a judicial commission of inquiry,” said youth league provincial secretary Thanduxolo Sabelo.
But the Constitution also forbids the appointment of Cabinet ministers by the Guptas and the president’s son.
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