SACP wants NPA to start prosecuting state capture culprits

File: Speakers highlighted President Jacob Zuma's close relationship with the controversial Gupta family as the biggest concern. Photo: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - Calls are growing for the National Prosecuting Authority to take action against the culprits of state capture.

The SACP's Jeremy Cronin insists prosecutors must act now, saying state capture threatens democracy.

He joins several other activists calling on the working class to fight corruption.

This emerged during a panel discussion on state capture in Johannesburg on Sunday.

Speakers highlighted President Jacob Zuma's close relationship with the controversial Gupta family as the biggest concern.

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"We don't need a commission of inquiry to begin to actively put to court people who have brazenly broken the law," said Cronin.

"At the very least, there is a prima facie case against a number of individuals."

Meanwhile, Blade Nzimande wants SACP members to buy and read The Presidents’ Keepers.

The SACP's General Secretary says author Jacques Pauw’s book contains shocking revelations.

Nzimande was speaking at the SACP's Red October Rally in KZN on Sunday.

“Go buy and read that book by Jacques Pauw because half of the things he is saying there are things that we’ve been saying as the Communist Party," Nzimande said.

 

 

 

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