Implementation of State Capture Commission recommendations continues

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says that work to ensure that those who are found to be responsible for state capture, are held to account is continuing. 

“Progress in implementing the recommendations of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of State includes R5.4 billion being traced and returned to the State after the National Prosecuting Authority was granted freezing orders to the value of R13 billion,” she said on Thursday.

The Minister was speaking during a media briefing following a Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday. 

She said that Cabinet had approved and tabled in parliament eight of the 14 new legislative amendments identified in government’s implementation plan.

In October last year, President Cyril Ramaphosa submitted government’s plan to parliament in relation to the implementation of the Commission’s recommendations. 

In his weekly newsletter two weeks ago, the President said “significant progress” has been made to implement government’s plan in relation to the recommendations set out by the State Capture Commission.

President Ramaphosa added that “far reaching legislative and institutional changes to reduce the potential of corruption” are also being undertaken.

The State Capture Commission made 205 recommendations on the criminal investigation and possible prosecution of people and companies implicated in evidence before the commission. –