Mcebisi Jonas: State capture has no holy cows
The former deputy Finance Minister says the leaking of emails from Gupta companies has brought a new dimension to revealing who is in charge of the country.
CAPE TOWN - Former deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas says that the leaking of emails from Gupta companies has brought a new dimension to revealing who is in charge of the country.
Jonas says the country also needs to have a conversation about why the economy has not grown.
He says that the extent to which state capture is stunting economic growth and causing job losses, must be probed.
“And it’s very clear, if you read the leaks, that you actually have a shadow state running the country effectively. That’s the implication of the leaks.”
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CHARGES AGAINST GUPTAS
The organisation says that the Guptas and Zuma are at the heart of state capture and the charges laid at the Randburg Police Station on Thursday afternoon are aimed at combatting organised crime.
Outa’s Ben Theron says: “The Gupta family and Duduzane Zuma are at the centre of corruption as we’ve come to know it within the last few month. And it does not help going after the people that have been corrupted, we need to go after the corruptor as well.”
Additional reporting by Gia Nicolaides.
(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)