The South African Communist Party (SACP) has called for the immediate prosecutions of alleged state capture suspects.
The party held a picket outside the offices of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on Friday.
SACP’s Gauteng provincial secretary, Jacob Mamabolo, delivered a memorandum on behalf of the party.
SACP reiterated its support for the state capture commission of inquiry led by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.
We call upon the Hawks and the NPA to immediately take appropriate, decisive, investigative and prosecutorial action on the basis of the evidence available from this and other commissions of inquiry into corruption and associated repurposing of state institutions, including intelligence services.SACP
It also commended National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Shamila Batohi “for standing her ground in defence of the constitutional independence of the NPA.”
The party warned that “the advances against state capture are now faced with a concerted fightback.”
Those behind this “fightback” are hellbent on derailing current processes aimed at rebuilding ethical governance, it said.
The picket was part of the “Defend Our Democracy” and “Hands Off Our Democracy” campaigns launched by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation recently.
The Foundation’s CEO Neeshan Balton also attended the picket and echoed SACP’s demands.