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The national conference of the ANC has resolved that President Jacob Zuma must immediately appoint the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture as recommended by former public protector Thuli Madonsela. This puts more pressure on Zuma to appoint the commission following a court ruling last Wednesday that ordered him to appoint the commission within 30 days. This is a blow to Zuma as the president has expressed his intention to appeal against the court ruling.

In addition‚ Zuma appears to have lost the battle within the ANC as the national conference resolved that the commission should focus only on Madonsela’s recommendations. Zuma and his national executive committee supporters were pushing for a broad inquiry dating back to 1994. Madonsela released the report with allegations of an improper relationship between Zuma‚ his son Duduzane‚ other state officials and the Gupta family in November 2016. "On the ANC reputation and integrity dealing with corruption‚ [it was de...

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