The DA has today – Wed 29 June – laid criminal charges, requesting that the ANC be investigated for systemic and calculated racketeering activities over a multitude of years.
In a press statement, DA MPs Cilliers Brink and Natasha Mazzone said the ANC has “acted like a criminal syndicate”.
“Exactly a week ago, the final part of the Zondo State Capture Commission Report was handed over to the President and made public. Since then, South Africans, frustrated by Stage 6 loadshedding and the breakdown and corruption of state institutions, want to know: What now?”
The DA says it will fight to make Zondo’s findings count for something.
“In March 2019, the DA wrote to the National Director of Public Prosecutions, Shamila Batohi, requesting that the ANC be investigated for systemic and calculated fraud, racketeering, corruption, looting of public money and related offences over the past two decades.
“More than three years later, the NPA has taken no visible action to investigate the ANC for these crimes.
“But now, we have the evidence procured by the Zondo Commission, justifying such an invetigation and such a charge,” say Brink and Mazzone.
“For the Zondo Commission to have any credibility in the eys of ordinary South Africans, criminal charges, arrests and prosecutions must now follow.”
The DA’s press statement includes a summary and timeline of the DA’s repeated fight against state capture, dating back to January 2012.