Undoing State capture in South Africa will face stiff resistance, sabotage – Gordhan

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan on Tuesday said the new political dispensation in South Africa and the reversal of the “bad things” which led to the capture of key state institutions by private interests will be regularly opposed by the beneficiaries of the corruption. “I think we all know now that we can’t talk about allegations of state capture, corruption and so on … those are facts of life in South Africa. Any number, or pieces of evidence are now available to the South African public that [show that] various attempts have been made in the past decade or less, to take control of various parts of government – not to serve the people but private interests and to pilfer money,” Gordhan said in Pretoria.