We wait with bated breath for the findings of inquiry into state capture

Deputy Chief Justice, Raymond Zondo delivers opening remarks, 20 August 2018, in Parktown, Johannesburg, during the opening of the the State Capture Inquiry.
Deputy Chief Justice, Raymond Zondo delivers opening remarks, 20 August 2018, in Parktown, Johannesburg, during the opening of the the State Capture Inquiry.
Image: Alaister Russell/The Sunday Times

We have been having commissions of inquiry since 1994, one after another. These are just another waste of state resources as they always fail to yield positive results.

The ongoing inquiry into state capture is also an exercise of wasteful expenditure by the government.

However, I would give the inquiry into state capture the benefit of the doubt in the hope that it doesn't become another failure. Ours is to hope for the best this time around.

What makes this commission to have national interest is that former president Jacob Zuma will feature prominently and, as a result, other individuals are likely to be thrown into the mix as the inquiry progresses.

South Africans will wait with bated breath for the commission's recommendations on what should happen to the former president and others for their roles in the capturing of our country.

It would be very disappointing if the commission finds none of the implicated individuals liable for the wrongdoings that took place under Zuma's watch.

Sam Difoe Magana

Dennilton, Limpopo

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