RECORDED: Parliament debates state capture

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File: President Jacob Zuma presents the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) to a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces) on 11 February 2016 at 19h00.

File: President Jacob Zuma presents the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) to a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces) on 11 February 2016 at 19h00.

 

 

Editor&39;s note: This session is now finished.

CAPE TOWN - State capture was put in the spotlight in Parliament on Tuesday evening.

MPs debated the issue in the National Assembly following a request by the Democratic Alliance.

Parliament’s duty to investigate and hold the executive to account was to be discussed.

WATCH: Zuma&39;s state capture court bid in quotes

President Jacob Zuma has challenged the former Public Protector&39;s recommendation, compelling him to appoint a commission of inquiry into state capture.

Zuma says he&39;ll establish the inquiry within 30 days once Thuli Madonsela&39;s State of Capture report is set aside.

That report implicates the Guptas in allegations of state capture, with President Zuma a central figure.

Zuma has also accused of violating the Executive Members Ethics Code by failing to investigate the claims.