When did Zuma change his mind on state capture?
IN PARLIAMENT Cyril Ramaphosa said President Jacob Zuma supports setting up a Commission on State Capture. I am sure MPs like Mondli Gungubele, Jackson Mthembu, Makhosi Khoza, Charles Nqakula, Angie and Mathole Motshekga, Pravin Gordhan and others differ with him.
Last year the president dismissed the existence of state capture; when did he change his mind?
Ramaphosa said those who names are mentioned in e-mails will have an opportunity to clear their names – that means the president, Malusi Gigaba, Mosebenzi Zwane, Ayanda Dlodlo, Des van Rooyen, Fana Hlongwane, Collen Maile, Ace Magashule, Norbert Buthelezi, Bruce Koloane, Faith Muthambi, Hlaudi Motsoeneng and other beneficiaries.
As ANC members, I am sure Pravin Gordhan, Mcebisi Jonas, Themba Maseko, Barbara Hogan, Ngoako Ramatlhodi, Vytjie Mentor, Jeff Maqetuka, Gibson Njenje, Mo Shaik will take this opportunity. But the first whistle-blower, Fikile Mbalula, will be on the side of Zuma rather than that of Gordhan. If Mbalula refuses to testify, the commission must subpoena him.
State capture is a political hot potato, it’s about our sovereignty and speaks to morality and ethics. Ramaphosa must be reminded that the broadening of state capture investigation is wrong. Port Shepstone