Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says allegations of state capture threaten the integrity of the State and undermine economic progress.
Ramaphosa says the independent commission of inquiry should be established to set the record straight on these allegations.
Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela recommended that an inquiry headed by a Judge should be set up.
Among other things, the Public Protector's report alleged that members of the Gupta family influence the State and benefited from Eskom deals.
Ramaphosa was speaking at the Chris Hani memorial lecture in Uitenhage, Port Elizabeth, on Sunday.
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