Sipho Mabena
Premium Journalist
4 minute read
10 Jan 2022
6:25 pm

NPA too weak to go after all those implicated in state capture report

Sipho Mabena

Even if the NPA wants to go after state capture perpetrators, there are fears that they simply do not have the necessary capacity.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa appears on behalf of the ruling party African National Congress (ANC) at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry in Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 August 2021. The Zondo Commission was set up by former President Jacob Zuma to investigate state capture and corruption in the country. EPA-EFE/SUMAYZ HISHAM / POOL

South Africa’s law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies, already crumbling under the current case load, will not only need an overhaul but also major boosts in resources, if they were to go after all those implicated in the first part of the State Capture report. The Nelson Mandela Foundation has asked that the report not be ignored like previous corruption-related reports and that action must be taken against all those implicated. If President Cyril Ramaphosa releasing the report for public scrutiny is anything to go by, experts believe this could set the tone for swift action, but that this can never...