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Former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s state-capture report, released by court order on Wednesday, is as explosive as many predicted. In her remedial action, Madonsela ordered the establishment within 30 days of a judicial commission of inquiry to probe the matter further. The commission must be headed by a judge selected by the chief justice. Highlights in the report titled State of Capture include: • Observations by Madonsela: - Zuma may have been in breach of the executive ethics code in relation to conflict of interest and the constitution. - The cabinet appeared to have taken an "extraordinary and unprecedented" step when it intervened between the banks and the Guptas, which could be contravention of the ethics code and the constitution. - Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane appeared to have acted in violation of the constitution and the Executive Members Ethics Act. - Eskom’s board may have violated the Public Finance Management Act and acted solely for the benefit o...

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