Bernadette Wicks
Senior court reporter
4 minute read
4 Jan 2022
7:41 pm

State capture report release should light a fire under law enforcement

Bernadette Wicks

Civil society groups say the report is just the beginning of the end of the commission, and will hopefully see those responsible for state capture being held to account.

Acting Cheif Justice, Raymond Zondo and President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Union Buildings where the first part of the state capture report is handed over to the Presidency, 4 January 2022, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles

It took almost four years - and close to R1 billion - but South Africans can finally get a glimpse of the Zondo Commission's report, and civil society organisations hope this means law enforcement bodies will finally be spurred into action against the perpetrators of state capture. The Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of State's initial report was officially handed over to President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier on Tuesday, after he was initially supplied with an electronic copy of the report on Friday. Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo...