Johannesburg - ANC national executive committee member Joel Netshitenzhe has warned that doing away with state capture will be a protracted battle as those implicated wanted to evade jail time.
Netchitenzhe was speaking during “Umrabulo Dialogue” which was organised by the ANC’s OR Tambo School of Leadership at the University of Johannesburg on Wednesday night.
The dialogue was themed “Texture and Tendencies of State Capture, Corruption and Ethical Leadership” and was also addressed by Public Service and Administration director-general of the department, Professor Richard Levin.
Netshitendzhe said while current efforts to uproot state capture, including the creation of the commission, constant vigilance on the part of broader civil society and progressive parties was also critical to ensure that maleficence is ultimately dealt with and that those responsible are made to account.
“Those efforts will not be a walk in the park. Experience over the past ten months has demonstrated that the struggle to unravel corruption and state capture will be complex and protracted. The beneficiaries of corruption and state capture will not give up without a fight, now especially as orange overalls beckon,” Netshitenzhe said.