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State capture: Zwane invited to answer questions at Parliament

The 'State of Capture' report reveals alleged improper and unethical conduct by politicians and businesses.

FILE: Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane. Picture: GCIS

JOHANNEBSURG – Parliament’s portfolio committee on mineral resources has invited Minister Mosebenzi Zwane to provide answers to allegations of state capture.

The State of Capture report reveals alleged improper and unethical conduct by politicians and businesses.

The committee says its received a letter from the house chairperson, advising that action be taken over the damning claims.

The committee emphasised its commitment to dealing with the burning issue and says a full-scale inquiry will be based on the answers given by the minister.

Sahlulele Luzipo, chairperson of the committee, says: “We are ready and capable to deal with this matter at any given time, and welcome the Minister for availing himself.”

The minister has been linked to a dairy farm project in Vrede which apparently benefited the controversial Gupta family.

The minister was also allegedly involved in the family’s plane landing at the Waterkloof Air Force Base for the infamous Sun City wedding in 2013.

The committee says remains committed to deal with allegations of state capture in the public interest.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)