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State Capture: Ramaphosa to receive Commission’s second report

President Cyril Ramaphosa was handed the first part of the State Capture Commission’s damning report earlier in January

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President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to officially receive the second installment of the State Capture Commission’s report on Tuesday, 1 February 2022.

The Presidency says its Director-General Phindile Baleni will be given the report by the Commission’s secretary, Professor Itumeleng Mosala.

The Commission’s Chairperson, Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, handed Ramaphosa the first part of the report earlier in January. The report centred on the South African Revenue Service, SAA and the Guptas’ New Age newspaper.

The third and final part of the report is due to be submitted to the President by 28 February 2022.

“As required by a ruling of the Gauteng High Court on 28 December 2021 – and in line with the remedial action contained in the Public Protector’s report dated October 2016 – the President will submit the full Commission report to Parliament by 30 June 2022 with an indication of his intentions with regards to implementation of the Commission’s recommendations”

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The second part of the report focuses on corruption and other wrongdoing at Eskom, Transnet and Denel. The State Capture Commission heard jaw-dropping testimony from several witnesses, including former board members and executives at some of the aforementioned state-owned entities.

This includes how certain individuals irregularly made decisions which were meant to favour the Gupta family’s business interests, including at the power utility. One person who has featured quite prominently at the commission is Brian Molefe, a central figure who allegedly played a key role and aided the controversial Gupta family in scoring lucrative contracts at Transnet and Eskom – state-owned entities he both led.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) announced not long after the first report was released that it would be establishing a task force which will prioritise the legions of corruption allegations that are contained in the State Capture Commission’s report.

The NPA says it will conduct an urgent review of all the cases covered in the report, including those being pursued by the Investigating Directorate (ID).

“The Task Force’s main focus is on progress and impact. It builds on the work already done within the NPA over the past few years, in collaboration with the Zondo Commission and other law enforcement partners,” says NPA spokesperson Advocate Mthunzi Mhaga.