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"Political project" fueling state capture started as far back as 2007

26 May 2017 8:58 AM
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State Capture

A report reveals that there is a political project believing that transformation isn't possible within the constitution framework.

A team of South African academics known as the State Capacity Research Group released a detailed report on the various allegations of state capture.

The report reveals that there is a "political project" re purposing state institutions to help a group of networks - linked to President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family - to make money from the government

Public Affairs Research Institute executive director, Prof Ivor Chipkin, says there has been a search for radical economic transformation since 2007, which then came to the conclusion that it cannot be done under the constitutional framework of South Africa.

Also read: Betrayal of the Promise Report: Academics connect the dots of state capture

At the heart of it is the sense that the State cannot achieve radical economic transformation within South Africa's constitutional framework.

Prof Ivor Chipkin, Public Affairs Research Institute executive director

And what we start seeing from that moment is the project increasingly starting to operate outside the law, defying the Constitution and starting to break destroy state institutions, especially those involved in investigation.

Prof Ivor Chipkin, Public Affairs Research Institute executive director

It's not a story of corruption criminality, it's a story of a political project that has come to believe that you cannot achieve change within a context of our Constitution.

Prof Ivor Chipkin, Public Affairs Research Institute executive director

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26 May 2017 8:58 AM
Tags:
State Capture