Corruption didn't happen yesterday, it developed over time, says Frank Chikane

Former director-general in the Presidency, Reverend Frank Chikane on Tuesday took the stand at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.

RELATED: Chikane told Maseko to ignore Zuma's orders to assist Guptas, inquiry hears

Speaking to Bongani Bingwa on 702Breakfast, Chikane says it appears that the Guptas didn't come to South Africa by accident and they were here to play a long game.

This is a conclusion one reaches if you look at the way in which the Guptas reached out to key people in leadership positions, their families and children, it could never be an accident that the family arrived in South Africa and achieved what they achieved just by chance.

Reverend Frank Chikane, Former director-general - Presidency

He says what the Gupta's did was strategic, intelligent and was meant to achieve a particular purpose.

If a leader gets compromised, then you are in the hands of those that compromised you.

Reverend Frank Chikane, Former director-general - Presidency

When the Zondo Commission asked what Chikane did to try to fight the Gupta's, he says the veterans of the African National Congress took a position on the matter and even called a national consultative meeting in 2017.

The meeting was called to reflect on the organisations and on the things that had gone wrong and why there were problems in government. Corruption didn't happen yesterday, it developed over time.

Reverend Frank Chikane, Former director-general - Presidency

Listen below to the full conversation:


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