State capture report scuppers any chance of Molefe as new Finance Minister

The much anticipated report into allegations of state capture was finally released on Wednesday afternoon after President Zuma withdrew his application to halt it being made public.

The report shows that President Zuma is implicated in illegal activities related to the favourable treatment of the Gupta family.

In her report Madonsela makes several determinations.

She has ordered President Jacob Zuma to institute a judicial commission of inquiry within the next 30 days headed by a judge solely selected by the Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.

CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies spoke to EWN senior reporter, Stephan Grootes and Retired justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, Judge Johann Kriegler.

There are two new things and that's Brian Molefe doesn't come out of it looking good...and there's a little diagram that shows how much cell phone contact there was between the Gupta's and Brian Molefe.

Stephen Grootes, EWN

Grootes says this report scuppers any possibility of President Zuma appointing Brian Molefe as the next finance minister.

There's a little situation which I think its a problem and a new thing, which is now the ANC is going to have to sit through six months of public inquiry into this...

Stephen Grootes, EWN

I do believe the suggestion of the commission of inquiry is a good one and lets see whether it comes to fruition. Lets hope if it does it can within requisite speed and give us a follow up of what the Public protector's report revealed...

Johann Kriegler, Former Constitutional Court judge and Freedom Under Law chairperson

Listen to Stephen Grootes talk about the state capture report below:

Listen to what judge Kriegler thinks of the state capture report:

Read the Public Protector's state capture report here

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