Opposition parties and alliance partners of the African National Congress (ANC) are seeking to apply pressure on parliament and the presidency following further information released by the, now infamous, #GuptaLeaks.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has reiterated its demands for a parliamentary Ad Hoc Committee to fully investigate the sphere of influence created by the Gupta family.
“We believe that captured and pliable public officials and executives of public entities must be urgently dealt with”, writes the DA’s Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises, Natasha Mazzone.
The DA’s move comes after more ministers and state officials were named in the #GuptaLeaks as having been placed within their specific roles.
The opposition party’s attention has fallen largely on Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown whom they say has demonstrated grave governance failures during her tenure.
Similarly, the South African Communist Party (SACP) has recommended that the president seek guidance from the ConCourt on how to best address the State Capture report fearing that the ANC led inquiry could span to broad.
“We must vigorously guard against recent attempts to dilute it into investigating such a wild field, that its work will never be completed”, says Secretary-General of the SACP, Blade Nzimande.
The ANC has stated that it wishes to not only probe the involvement of the Gupta family, but also look into the influence of other business on government; a process which could waylay the inquiry’s effectiveness.
The presidency and Gupta representatives have thus far claimed that the leaked emails contain fabricated information.