With three major public inquiries under way, the public are now front-row spectators on the years of corruption that have flourished in the state and the ANC. Of the three — the commission into state capture, the inquiry into the fitness National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) officials Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi to hold office, and the commission of inquiry into the Public Investment Corporation — the PIC inquiry will likely turn out to be most difficult. The terms of reference of the inquiry state that the commission will inquire and make findings on whether certain “transactions contravened PIC policy or resulted in any undue benefit for any PIC director or employee” and whether “any PIC director or employee used his or her position to improperly benefit another person”. The role of the PIC board will be probed, while internal matters ranging from the treatment of whistle-blowers to alleged discrimination in remuneration policy are included for investigation.

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