Carol Paton Writer at Large

Embattled home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba and former public enterprises minister Lynne Brown are among individuals suspected of being “captured” who should be criminally investigated, according to a draft parliamentary report into Eskom, the utility that’s been brought to its knees by alleged mismanagement and corruption. Senior staff at disgraced global consultancies McKinsey and KPMG, which have been embroiled in some of the most high-profile cases of alleged state capture during Jacob Zuma’s presidency, were dubbed as “private sector mercenaries” who should face probes. The draft report sets out a list of 44 people and 25 companies that the committee suspects of being “captured” with a view to pointing the National Prosecuting Authority and the Special Investigating Unit in the right direction. There is growing public frustration that despite the countless allegations in the public domain about politically related corruption at state-owned enterprises, no one has yet been suc...

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