Former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela has finally been allowed to bestow her final gift upon South Africa. The #StateCaptureReport detailing her investigations into the alleged illicit relationship between President Zuma and the prominent family – the Guptas – is out. Folks on Twitter wasted no time reading and commenting on its details.
Before it even got out, in fact, support for its release came from an unexpected source.
— #ANC105 (@MYANC) November 2, 2016
But getting to the actual report now, Spoiler Alert: The Guptas run this town (or country).
Tweets about the #StateCaptureReport findings should start with SPOILER ALERT!
— Safee-Naaz Siddiqi (@safeenaaz) November 2, 2016
355 pages? Hold up. We’re going to need a summary.
355 pages?! Someone needs to write a comprehensive summary for us. #StateCaptureReport
— Sikelela Matandela (@ForeverShakes) November 2, 2016
Summary of #StateCaptureReport
1.) SOE’s have been captured
2.) Eskom’s board is corrupted
3.) Gupta run Eskom
4.) Presidency is captured
— MZINGISI MALANGABI (@MalangabMzingis) November 2, 2016
The DA – bless them – compiled a summary for us.
— GRANT (@TheGrantC) November 2, 2016
South Africa’s worst suspicions have been confirmed.
— Jane Sithole (@moloisrj) November 2, 2016
Are we all supposed to act surprised? Like finding out about your own surprise party but still playing along? #StateCaptureReport
— Nate (@fyeahnate) November 2, 2016
In December, Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas allegedly turned down R600, 000 in cash and R600 million in a bank account of his choice when the Gupta family offered Jonas the job of the new finance minister.
— S O B A H L E (@pearl_makhunga) November 2, 2016
Jonas is now the posterchild of integrity in South Africa.
— Mooks (@Mooks_z) November 2, 2016
Folks on Twitter are feeling the loss of the money that Jonas turned down.
— Pius Khalid Muhammad (@Pius_Ngobs) November 2, 2016
As for Vytjie Mentor, now we know why she opposed the interdict against the release of the report in court on Tuesday.
— Lady Commander👑 (@Felicity_M2) November 2, 2016
Brian Molefe, Eskom CEO, allegedly called Ajay Gupta 44 times between August last year and March this year. Forty four times.
— Khaya Dlanga (@khayadlanga) November 2, 2016
— DubbleH33lix (@DubbleH33lix) November 2, 2016
The Guptas have BEEN making money off the state.
#StateCaptureReport Jonas interview: He (Ajay Gupta) mentioned that
collectively as a family, they “made a lot of money from the State”…
— TheGabbzter (@TheGabbsta) November 2, 2016
*furiously turns to page 96*
— Mandla Gingirikani (@mandlamZA) November 2, 2016
As for Jacob Zuma:
Predictably, the DA (and most of the country, to be fair) is not impressed with JZ.
— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) November 2, 2016
Will Zuma step down? If there’s anyone who has nine lives…
If the ANC does not recall Jacob Zuma right now, they are the worst too. Enough is enough. #StateCaptureReport
— Melissa (@meliss_vb) November 2, 2016
All we can say is: Thuli Madonsela, take a bow. You will always be our #WCW. Even on the other days of the week.
— Tarryn Lea (@Tarryn_Lea) November 2, 2016