Johannesburg - An investigation into all private companies that do business with the South African government is long overdue, said African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Ace Magashule.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the state capture commission of inquiry on Tuesday, Magashule said the controversial Gupta family has been targeted while other companies are never probed.
"I do not know why South Africa is not actually investigating every company which has done work with government. Only one particular family company is targeted. Go to government and find out who has done business with government...I was a provincial leader. Big companies make billions while young black people's companies get 20 projects worth R5 million. There is no commission that has ever pronounced on that. South Africans are not stupid, we can't be quiet forever, we must speak out."
He added that the state capture commission is the right platform for everyone to speak out.
The commission, led by Deputy Chief Justice of South Africa Raymond Zondo, was established to probe the alleged looting and hollowing out of the State by political figures, the fugitive Gupta family and others.