Natasha Marrian Political editor: Business Day

The ANC has welcomed the release of the terms of reference for the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture, saying it should "shake trees" and "turn bins upside down" to uncover the truth. On Thursday, ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said the commission, chaired by deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, should begin its work "without further delay". "It must shake trees, turn bins upside down to uncover the truth, there must be no holy cows. These allegations have left a black spot on our government and state," Kodwa said. The terms of reference for the inquiry were gazetted on Thursday, after Zondo held a media briefing in which he indicated he could not kick off the inquiry until the terms of reference were finalised. Zuma had signed them on Tuesday, but the Justice Department said they would release them on Thursday as they were being translated into the other official languages — the final version emerged in English and Afrikaans. State capture, corruption and fraud in the pu...

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