Your editorial correctly endorsed the call for a judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture (Explosive, but now what? November 23). It also pointed out that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and Special Investigating Unit are toothless and politically compromised bodies. You might also have identified the police and the Hawks as equally negligent of their constitutional and legal mandates to investigate crime and corruption. The whole criminal justice system has been destroyed under the Zuma administration, as part of the endeavour to allow impunity to prevail. There is a plethora of information and evidence of criminal conduct in the public domain now as a result of the public protector’s report, the Gupta leak e-mails and other revelations by investigative journalists, authors and the parliamentary inquiry. Whatever further evidence emerges from a judicial commission of inquiry into state capture, we will still have to rely on the law enforcement agenc...

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