- The Democratic Alliance has started the debate into state capture
- The ANC had tried to stop the debate from starting
- The chairperson of the house overruled the ANC MPs and allowed the debate to start
The Democrative Alliance finally started debating state capture after repeated attempts by ANC members to block the process failed.
The debate had been called by the DA after the infamous Gupta emails were leaked which implicated dozens of irregular activities including corruption.
Breifly.co.za discovered that the emails led to the shutting down of Bell Pottinger and the senior management of KPMG South Africa resigning. Multichoice is the latest company to be implicated based on information found in the emails.
The Gupta family, particularly two brothers are at the centre of allegations that they have used their wealth and power to manipulate government officials to score lucrative and sometimes inflated contracts according to ewn.co.za.
The chairperson of the house, Thoko Didiza, allowed the debate to commence after some ANC MPs tried to stop the debate.
“From the Speaker and the National Programming Committee, there was nothing that was seen as untoward by having this debate.”
The DA's John Steenhuisen was the first to step up and start the debate. He used his characteristic eloquence to describe how the ANC has turned on itself in attempt to stop the debate on state capture.
Recently shocking allegations have surfaced in the parliamentary inquiry into Eskom in which include Dudu Myeni, Lynne Brown and President Jacob Zuma. They are implicated in attempts to interfere with the running of Eskom.
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