Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo heads the inquiry into the alleged capture of key government departments by the Gupta family. Screengrab from video.
The highly-anticipated Commission of inquiry into the capture of South Africa's state institutions kicks off this morning in Parktown, Johannesburg.

The inquiry will bring various key witnesses, including former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas and former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor who are expected to reveal how they were approached with offers to occupy the top jobs in key government departments by private individuals. 

At the centre of the hearings are the fugitive Gupta family, who enjoyed a close relationship with former president Jacob Zuma and his son Duduzane. The Guptas left South Africa as allegations of corruption and stripping of state-owned enterprises (SoEs) of billions of rand through illegal contracts surfaced. The extent of the family's influence was detailed in leaked emails from Gupta computer servers, dubbed "GuptaLeaks". 

Watch the live feed of the proceedings here:

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo will head the inquiry, which is expected to run for two years. 

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