JOHANNESBURG - The ANC says it's in the country's best interest for President Jacob Zuma to set up an inquiry into state capture.
Its spokesperson Zizi Kodwa was reacting to the North Gauteng High Court ruling compelling the president to launch an inquiry in 30 days.
"The legal issues have been addressed. We hope and it’s our prayer that the president implements the judgment. For the sake of the country, the sooner these allegations which are hanging all over are put to rest, I think the better for the country to move forward. That’s why we say we welcome it," said Kodwa.
Kodwa said the ANC would not comment on the court ordering Zuma to personally pay the costs of his ill-fated state capture cases – as these rulings were made against him in his personal capacity, and do not involve the ANC.
The EFF, UDM and DA have hailed that ruling, saying it will send a strong message that those in power can no longer abuse taxpayers’ money to litigate in their personal interest.