'If you know you are implicated in state capture, please step down'

African National Congress (ANC) veteran and chairperson of Parliament's portfolio committee on Justice, Dr Mathole Motshekga has called on those implicated in allegations of state capture to resign before the State of the Nation Address (Sona) on 8 February.

Read: Mathole Motshekga: Unethical public representatives should step down before Sona

People that are implicated are public representatives and when Parliament opens the provincial legislature they will be appearing there as public representatives and that will undermine the confidence of the masses in them.

Dr Mathole Motshekga, Chairperson of Parliament's portfolio committee on Justice

To give us a fresh start in the fresh new year it will be proper if they step aside.

Dr Mathole Motshekga, Chairperson of Parliament's portfolio committee on Justice

Motshekga says he doesn't want to call people out by name but adds those that are implicated know who they are and should listen to their conscience and resign.

I don't want to go into details of being wrong or right. That's why I am suggesting that those that know they are implicated they should do the right thing and resign.

Dr Mathole Motshekga, Chairperson of Parliament's portfolio committee on Justice

As chairperson of the portfolio committee I have room to call public officials to appear and put the right questions to them.

Dr Mathole Motshekga, Chairperson of Parliament's portfolio committee on Justice

To hear the rest of this conversation with Dr Motshekga, listen below:


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