Monday 20 August 2018, marked the beginning of the Commission of
Inquiry into State Capture, chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond
Zondo, an important process in the efforts to hopefully fully unmask the
extent and depth to which state power and funds were abused as a result
of the alleged corrupt relationship between former President Jacob Zuma
and the Guptas.
In April 2016, the South African Council of Churches (SACC) created
the Unburdening Panel as a safe space and a “facility” offered by the
churches to any person in the Republic of South Africa who may wish to
relieve herself or himself of the burden caused by an experience of
someone suggesting that you do something inappropriate in return for a
promotion, an attractive position or money or shares in a company, or
any other favour or incentive whatsoever. This was essentially a
pastoral process for the people, and not an investigation.
This process resulted in the Unburdening Report (see:
http://sacc.org.za/news/sacc-report-c…) which was released to the public
by the SACC in May 2017.
In this video message by SACC General Secretary, Bishop Malusi
Mpumlwana, the SACC extends its support for the #StateCapture commission
of inquiry and further appeals to and urges society at large to join us
in supporting its work and to please come forward with any information
that may be helpful to the process.
It is our duty as citizens to play our part in anchoring democracy,
in order to restore the integrity of OUR governmental systems.