Zuma is not off the hook on state capture: Maimane

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo

Deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, selected by the chief justice will head the commission, Zuma said in the statement.

President Jacob Zuma has announced that he will be appointing a Commission of Inquiry into state capture.

Zuma said they had discussed a great deal, including last year's tumultuous elections in Kenya.

I urge everyone to cooperate with the commission of inquiry.

It came after a high court ruling in December gave him 30 days to abide by the recommendations of the anti-corruption watchdog to appoint the commission of inquiry, and to let Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng choose the judge who will head it as Mr Zuma is "conflicted" in the matter.

Similar sentiments were expressed by President Zuma during his announcement of the appointment of the inquiry.

She said the commission's goal was to complete her report, and it should deal first with details that had arisen in it.

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He said further delays in appointing the commission would make the public doubt the government's commitment to dismantling "all forms of corruption" and entrench "the perception" that the state has been captured by private interests.

"The commission is a step towards ridding the country of corruption, and must do its work without delay", DA leader Mmusi Maimane said in a statement.

Kenyatta's discussion with Zuma will focus on bridging the balance of trade which is now highly in favor of South Africa.

Zuma had also previously sought to block the release of the 2016 report, entitled "State of Capture", which focused on allegations that Zuma's friends, the businessmen and brothers Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta, had influenced the appointment of ministers.

The NEC decides matters by consensus and, in spite of Mr Ramaphosa's victory and the weakening of Mr Zuma's power, is divided between the president's supporters and backers of the new leader.

Kenyatta, who is on three-day visit to the country, is expected to meet with Cyril Ramaphosa, the newly elected president of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), and the business community.

Before taking office, Zuma dismayed the nation during his 2006 rape trial when he told the court he had showered after having unprotected sex with his young HIV-positive accuser to avoid, he said, contracting the virus.

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