DA requests full Parliamentary inquiry into leaked state capture emails

EWN reporter, Lindsay Dentlinger attended a Democratic Alliance(DA) conference on Monday, where the party announced it wants a full Parliamentary inquiry into state capture, in light of this weekend's expose of emails that purportedly link President Jacob Zuma and other ministers to the controversial Gupta family.

They [DA] say they have written to the Speaker of Parliament to request that she considers putting that on the agenda so Parliament can debate whether an ad hoc committee can be established to look into the state capture.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter

Dentlinger also attended a briefing, held by Parliament Speaker, Baleka Mbete, ahead of her budget, which will be tabled in Parliament on Tuesday, where Mbete said she hadn't yet received notice from the DA.

Dentlinger adds that the DA is looking to file criminal charges against those implicated in the alleged state capture. They will be using, Advocate Glynnis Breytenbach, also a DA MP, to formulate documents relating to their affidavit against President Zuma, as this will be less work for the police to investigate.

They are hoping to finalise that affidavit within the course of today to file criminal charges, they say not only against the corruptors but also against the corrupted.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter

The DA is quite eager to go to court.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter

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