COSATU statement on Public Protectors State Capture report
3 November 2016
The Congress of South African Trade Union has noted the release of the Public Protector report on State Capture. We shall take some time to study the report and familiarise ourselves with its contents before issuing a comprehensive response. This report is exceptionally significant for our growing democracy because it will hopefully shed some light on the level of influence , corruption and meddling by some sections of business in our government’s affairs. It will also hopefully help answer the pertinent question on the minds of South Africans; whether the Gupta Family has been running our country and looting our resources under the watch of President Zuma and some ministers in government.
Going forward, we expect that the people implicated in this report will be held accountable for their actions. This should also help strengthen our democracy and assist the nation to navigate future governance challenges. We shall also discuss this report in our upcoming Central Executive Committee meeting at the end of the month to formulate our position.
Issued by Sizwe Pamla, National Spokesperson, COSATU, 3 November 2016