‘State Capture’ D-Day

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November 2, 2016
‘State Capture’ D-Day

D-DAY: President Jacob Zuma

Thuli's report must be published today.

The High Court in Pretoria has ordered that the contentious report by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela be released by no later than 5pm on Wednesday.

Meanwhile,dozens of people protested outside the St George’s Cathedral in the Cape Town CBD on Wednesday against state capture and corruption.

The protest was organised by civil society group, South Africa First Forum.

Co-founder of SA First Forum, Crispin Sonn, said they were trying to mobilise people and find a voice for the country by conducting a peaceful protest.

“We are apposed to bad leadership and the president is an obstacle toward an inclusive society,” said Sonn.

The forum was founded in April this year and Sonn explained that the lack of integrity among members of Parliament, specifically when it came to impeachment procedures, set them off to initiate change.

“We plan to march to the National Prosecuting Authority and hand over a memorandum, as they were recently abused for narrow interests.”


Protesters outside St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town

Also present was former African National Congress (ANC) MP Vytjie Mentor, who in March this year alleged that the controversial Gupta family asked her to cancel South African Airways routes to India, and in exchange offered her a job as public enterprises minister.

Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Black Business Chamber (BBC), and members of clergy sent representatives to the protest.

PC Janse Van Rensburg, who attended the protest in his own personal capacity, held up a banner which read: “Gordhan for Prez.” When the African News Agency asked why he felt Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan should be president, he answered: “We need a state president, not a Gupta. Gordhan has the confidence, knowledge and good judgement to be president.

“South Africa is fed up with the scandals,” added Van Rensburg.

African News Agency

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