NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, PARLIAMENT DEBATE ON
‘THE ALLEGATIONS OF STATE CAPTURE BY CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR ALLEGED UNDUE INFLUENCE OVER THE GOVERNMENT’
MR JA ESTERHUIZEN, MP
The very fact that this House is now seized with a debate of this nature, brings to light the stark reality of the poison that is within our midst, -the poison that has infiltrated the highest levels of politics and business, the poison which relies on subversion and covert means to achieve its malignant designs and ends.
South Africa appears to be under siege from within, its highest offices appear to be compromised. The question is: Who is actually running South Africa? Who is in charge? And what can we, the people, do about it?
As elected representatives of the people of the Republic of South Africa we, the members of this House have a solemn and sacrosanct duty to protect our Constitutional Democracy, the Rule of Law and our public office’s for the benefit of all South Africans.
A creeping rot appears to have taken hold in this government’s upper echelons, a rot which appears to exercise a coercive and undue influence through ‘favours’ both personal and pecuniary. It is a rot, which if left unchecked, will spread like a cancer and destroy this nation.
The time to act is now, the time for decisive leadership, through the establishment of the mooted Rule 253(1)(a) ad hoc committee – so as to thoroughly investigate the allegations of state capture and undue influence held by certain individuals over this government, is a Non-negotiable.
This controversy, this apparent crime against the Nation, the Rule of Law and the people of South Africa must be met. For us to shrink away from such controversy would be criminal!
This House must ACT in the interests of the citizens of this country, not the privileged and connected few.
The Inkatha Freedom Party supports this motion and call for the establishment of an Ad Hoc Committee to further investigate the matter.
I thank you.
Mr JA Esterhuizen, MP
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