State has long been captured
THE MARCH against state capture last week, though well attended, must be another public exercise. It should have a real meaning, not just for unions but the public in general.
It is a well known that this phenomenon has made many politicians angry, hence the attendance. But we must also ask why now, because it was around prior to our democratic dispensation.
The state was long captured, and must not be reduced to the Guptas alone. Many business people are guilty of having influence on politicians and the stateowned entities.
As a result, it should have been dealt with vigorously before it got to the mess it is in now. But, most importantly, all political parties should have been part of the march as well, unless of course they are direct beneficiaries of this state capture.
The president himself should have established the judicial commission of inquiry.