Four graphics that paint the ‘State of Capture’ picture
The graphics in the Public Protector's 'State of Capture' report examine the relationships between the Guptas, Brian Molefe and Des van Rooyen.
JOHANNESBURG - Four graphics in the Public Protector's 'State of Capture' report examine the relationship between the Gupta family, Eskom CEO Brian Molefe and Cooperative Governance Minister Des van Rooyen.
The 355-page report compiled by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela was released yesterday thanks to a court order.
The document shows that President Jacob Zuma is implicated in illegal activities related to the favourable treatment of the Gupta family.
The report also implicates Cabinet ministers and parastatals.
Telephone records show that then ANC MP Des van Rooyen was in Saxonwold on 8 December 2015, the day before he was appointed as finance minister by Zuma.
The records also indicate that before and after his appointment, Minister van Rooyen was a frequent visitor to the Johannesburg suburb, which is home to the Gupta family compound:
Madonsela also mapped calls between the cellphone numbers of Eskom CEO Brian Molefe, Ajay Gupta, Ronica Ragavan, Nazeem Howa, Rajesh Gupta, Duduzane Zuma, Atul Gupta and Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane.
This is a breakdown of the calls between Molefe and Ajay Gupta:
Cellphone data also places Molefe within the Saxonwold area over an extended period of time:
The diagram below further depicts instances of contact between Molefe, Howa, Rajesh Gupta and Atul Gupta:
In the report, Madonsela orders the president to institute a judicial commission of inquiry within the next 30 days.
Madonsela says the investigation has proven that due to the extent of the issues raised in the report, the Public Protector cannot execute the investigation fully due to lack of resources and has recommended that the president appoints a commission of inquiry within 30 days headed by a judge solely selected by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, who shall provide one name to the president.
The National Treasury must ensure the commission is adequately resourced and the judge must be given the power to appoint his/her own staff to investigate all the issues using the record of this investigation and the report as a starting point.
The commission must also be given powers of evidence collection that are no less than that of the Public Protector.
Madonsela says the commission should give the president a report with findings and recommendations within 180 days.