Cape Town – The leader of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) Bantu Holomisa says he does not believe the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party would act on the Zondo commission’s findings and recommendations.
This comes after the state capture commission on Tuesday handed out the first instalment of a long-awaited report investigating corruption at the heart of the state under former president Jacob Zuma’s leadership.
Receiving the report, President Cyril Ramaphosa said he would brief parliament by the end of June on his response to the report, drawn up by a top-level commission which does not itself have powers of prosecution.
The first instalment report is over 870 pages long and is the first of three sections that Zondo is yet to submit.
The commission suggested that numerous individuals, including Yakhe Kwinana, Dudu Myeni, Brian Molefe, and Tom Moyane, be prosecuted.
The UDM Holomisa praised the report, but expressed reservations about the government’s ability to implement the findings and recommendations.
“We can’t trust the #ComradesInCorruption to implement the findings. National Treasury must ring-fence returned monies from dubious tenders 2 be reinvested to address backlogs and imbalances of the past in projects primarily aimed at housing and water,” said Holomisa in a statement.
Read the full UDM statement on Zondo Comission’s first part of state capture report below:
National Treasury must ring-fence returned monies from dubious tenders 2 be reinvested to address backlogs and imbalances of the past in projects primarily aimed at housing and water. pic.twitter.com/5L6oblmjf6
— Bantu Holomisa (@BantuHolomisa) January 5, 2022
Picture: Getty Images
Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo
Additional reporting by AFP