Corruption at SOEs and state capture are separate issues, foundation explains

The Helen Suzman Foundation's Francis Antonie has warned against conflating mismanagement and corruption at state-owned enterprises (SOEs) with state capture.

Poeple must understand that these are two seperate issues.

Francis Antonie, Executive Director at Helen Suzman Foundation

SOEs are under a great deal of stress and scrutiny at the moment. There is corruption there.

Francis Antonie, Executive Director at Helen Suzman Foundation

I'd like to see state capture differently. We're talking about institutions of the state, which are there to ensure good governance, that may be captured.

Francis Antonie, Executive Director at Helen Suzman Foundation

It's important for people to keep these two issues separate. They are not unrelated, that't true, but they are separate.

Francis Antonie, Executive Director at Helen Suzman Foundation

Read: NPA, Hawks delay on #GuptaLeaks shows they are compromised, says foundation

This comes after ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa called for the Hawks and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to immediately investigate allegations of state capture.

Ramaphosa says there is no reason for the Hawks and the NPA to wait anymore for a Commission of Inquiry, which is yet to be appointed.

Also read: NPA: prosecutors never raised questions about legality of #GuptaLeaks

Antonie says, in September, the court is expected to rule on President Jacob Zuma's application to review the remedial action outlined in former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s state capture report.

He expects that the legal proceedings and potential appeal processes could delay the establishment of a commission.

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