Parliament will once again be the centre of attention on Tuesday as the portfolio committee on public enterprises begins its much-anticipated inquiry into the alleged capture of major state-owned companies, including Eskom‚ Transnet and Denel. Up to 40 witnesses are expected to be called in to testify as MPs move to get to the bottom of the alleged corruption involving the Gupta family, parastatals, Cabinet ministers and President Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane Zuma, who has denied any wrongdoing. For security reasons, the names of whistle-blowers called to give testimony will not be publicised before they appear. Should the names be made public before the whistle-blowers give their testimony, MPs say, they may be victimised and prevented from attending the inquiry. Some witnesses will give evidence in camera and, in extreme cases, their identities will be disguised. The inquiry is expected to boost a parallel wide-ranging investigation into state capture which was instituted by the Nat...

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