CEO Initiative: Zuma needs to urgently establish state capture inquiry

CEO Initiative convener Jabu Mabuza says the issue of state capture was the major issue they raised in the meeting with Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba in Pretoria on Friday.

CEO Initiative convener Jabu Mabuza. Picture: blsa.org.za

PRETORIA - The CEO Initiative says President Jacob Zuma needs to urgently establish a commission of enquiry into state capture.

The comments were made following a meeting with Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba in Pretoria on Friday.

Gigaba has himself been implicated in the so-called Gupta leaks as having a questionable relationship with the controversial Gupta family.

Zuma is challenging the Public Protector’s remedial action, which required him to set up a commission to investigate state capture.

CEO Initiative convener Jabu Mabuza says the issue of state capture was the major issue they raised in the meeting with Gigaba.

“The president can help all of us by immediately appointing this commission of inquiry to put this issue of state capture to rest.”

He says they're also concerned with people acting with impunity.

“We also think it’s important that rule of law has to be maintained in our country, there doesn’t seem to be any consequence in South African for breaking the law. We read and we hear people brazenly talk about how they break the law and there are no consequences.”

Gigaba says the initiative will meet with Zuma later this year.

(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)