DA requests to participate in State Capture Commission
1 February 2018
The DA has written to the Deputy Chief Justice, Raymond Zondo, to formally request that he grant us permission to participate and be legally represented at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.
The DA has made this request on the basis that we have a direct interest in the proceedings of the Commission, as one of three complainants to the Public Protector on the matter of State Capture in 2016. The Public Protector’s subsequent State of Capture Report was born from a complaint we laid.
The Deputy Chief Justice and his team have a mammoth task ahead of them as they begin the long overdue process of investigating the allegations of State Capture against President Jacob Zuma, the Guptas and their associates.
The DA is of the belief that we can make valuable contributions to the Commission, as we can share valuable evidence and shed more light on the extent of corruption within the ANC government.
We are aware and respect that there are major logistical and administrative considerations that come with a Commission of this magnitude. We trust that the Deputy Chief Justice will consider our request and we await his favourable response thereto.
Issued by James Selfe, DA Federal Council Chairperson, 1 February 2018