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Parliament has announced a formal inquiry into state capture involving Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane‚ who is closely linked with the Gupta family. The decision followed Zwane’s failure to appear before the mineral resources portfolio committee to answer questions related to state capture. It was the fourth time the minister had failed to appear before the committee since November‚ and he may now be formally subpoenaed to testify at the inquiry. Committee chairperson Sahlulele Luzipo confirmed the committee’s decision on Wednesday. "Yes‚ we will go for a formal inquiry‚" he said‚ adding that details would be confirmed at a follow-up meeting next week. EFF committee member Thembinkosi Rawula accused Zwane of lying to the committee about his absences to avoid facing tough questions.

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