Zuma and Gupta brothers may be witnesses in state capture inquiry

Parliament's probe into state capture and Eskom is shaping up to be a long, thorough inquiry.

Political analyst and Talk At Nine host, Karima Brown reports that Parliament is looking at a potential witness list that could include President Jacob Zuma, Gupta brothers Ajay, Atul and Tony as well as Finance Minster Malusi Gigaba.

This list was suggested on Tuesday after reports from the Council of Churches and academics on state capture were discussed. The reports outline the involvement of the Gupta family, indicating that they need to be examined during the inquiry.

Read: Parliament holds preliminary hearing to gather information for Eskom probe

The Council of Churches as well as the academics who developed a report called _The Betrayal of the Promise, _informed Parliament of the scope, the breadth, and the reach of state of capture and the involvement of the Gupta family.

Karima Brown, political analyst and Talk At Nine host

In other political news, Zuma's suggestion that the loser in the African National Congress (ANC) presidential race should become the party's deputy is not gaining traction within the ANC structures, including KwaZulu Natal.

According to Brown, the proposal attempts to bring in the various fractions and accommodate them at the top. She adds that this is problematic as it does deal with the issues that divide the organisation.

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