State capture inquiry to last until March


File: Indian businessmen, Ajay Gupta and younger brother Atul Gupta and Oakbay MD Jagdish Parekh at a Business Day interview in Johannesburg on 2 March 2011, regarding their professional relationships.

CAPE TOWN - Parliament&39;s inquiry into the capture of state-owned enterprises should finish interviewing witnesses by March.

This is according to the chairperson of Parliament&39;s portfolio committee on Public Enterprises.

Questions have been raised about whether a parliamentary inquiry is still necessary after President Jacob Zuma announced the establishment of a judicial commission of inquiry into state capture earlier in the week.

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But the committee said MPs will continue their probe unless instructed otherwise by the National Assembly.

Members of the Gupta family are among the key witnesses expected to testify.

“We are only doing oversight as the committee. So I don&39;t think there is anything that will make their work to be, or we will be crossing what they will be investigating. In fact, I see our work as work that will help them and their own investigation because we have already started," said chair of the parliamentary inquiry, Zukiswa Rantho.