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Broadening scope of state capture commission of inquiry illegal - DA

The party has written to president Zuma demanding that he release the terms of reference for the long-delayed inquiry by Friday.

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) has issued a warning to President Jacob Zuma that broadening the scope of the state capture commission of inquiry, so as to water it down, would be illegal.

The party has written to Zuma demanding that he release the terms of reference for the long-delayed inquiry by Friday.

LISTEN: Madonsela: Zuma state capture probe a year too late

It has been more than a week since Zuma announced he was establishing the inquiry, in compliance with an order of the North Gauteng High Court last month.

On 13 December, the court gave Zuma 30 days to launch the inquiry.

The DA says the inquiry, to be headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, cannot go ahead until the terms of reference are made clear.

The DA wants the inquiry’s terms of reference released as a matter of urgency but also says they must be limited to what former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said should be investigated in her State of Capture report.

A letter from the DA’s lawyers to Zuma says that any attempt to dilute the inquiry by expanding the scope of the probe would be unlawful and refers to Zuma’s constitutional duty not to undermine the Office of the Public Protector.

DA federal executive chairperson James Selfe explains: “The principal actors are the younger Zuma (Zuma’s son) Duduzane, the president himself and the notorious Gupta brothers. If one was to start there one could very soon find out where the various tentacles exist into the state.”

Selfe says Public Protector Busisiwe Mkwhebane’s call for the inquiry to be broadened to include apartheid-era corruption is impractical and could lead to it sitting for years.

The Presidency was not immediately available to comment.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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