'State capture commission of inquiry is brainchild of ANC’

Party spokesperson Dakota Legoete says the commission was set up after the party diagnosed problems within state governance.

ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule (L) and acting national spokesperson Dakota Legoete on 11 January 2019 briefed the media ahead of the party's 107th anniversary celebrations at the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban. Picture: Ziyanda Ngcobo/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) says the inception of the commission of inquiry into state capture was its brainchild and was set up by the party.

Party leaders were addressing the media ahead of the ANC’s national executive committee's lekgotla at the Saint George’s Hotel in Irene, Pretoria.

This is the party's first lekgotla since last year's elective conference.

Spokesperson Dakota Legoete says the commission was set up after the party diagnosed problems within state governance.

“All structures of the ANC took a resolution to mandate the leadership of the ANC in government to establish a commission of inquiry which was signed off by the former president (Jacob Zuma) and is being implemented by President Cyril Ramaphosa.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)