'I go now, because it is in the interests of Eskom and the public it serves, that I do so' STATEMENT On Wednesday 2 November 2016, a report entitled 'State of Capture' prepared by the former Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, was released. The report did not make any findings. Instead it made what were termed "observations", based, (the report acknowledged), on an investigation not completed. It deferred a proper investigation to a commission of inquiry to be established at a future date. The outgoing Public Protector has directed the President - in whom the Constitution vests the power to appoint commissions of inquiry - to appoint one, and further directed the Chief Justice to designate a particular judge to head it. It is a matter for regret that the report was prepared in haste to meet a deadline related to the Public Protector's own departure from office. That her office continues, as all State offices do, and that any uncompleted function is completed by a successor i...

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