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.
— African National Congress (@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!
â€” Safee-Naaz Siddiqi (@safeenaaz) November 2, 2016
355 pages? Hold up. Weâ€™re going to need a summary.
355 pages?! Someone needs to write a comprehensive summary for us. #StateCaptureReport
â€” 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
â€” MZINGISI MALANGABI (@MalangabMzingis) November 2, 2016
The DA – bless them – compiled a summary for us.
â€” GRANT (@TheGrantC) November 2, 2016
South Africaâ€™s worst suspicions have been confirmed.
â€” 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
â€” 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.
â€” S O B A H L E (@pearl_makhunga) November 2, 2016
Jonas is now the posterchild of integrity in South Africa.
â€” Mooks (@Mooks_z) November 2, 2016
Folks on Twitter are feeling the loss of the money that Jonas turned down.
â€” 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.
â€” Lady CommanderðŸ‘‘ (@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.
â€” Khaya Dlanga (@khayadlanga) November 2, 2016
â€” 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 â€œmade a lot of money from the Stateâ€…
â€” TheGabbzter (@TheGabbsta) November 2, 2016
*furiously turns to page 96*
â€” 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.
â€” Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) November 2, 2016
Will Zuma step down? If thereâ€™s anyone who has nine livesâ€¦
If the ANC does not recall Jacob Zuma right now, they are the worst too. Enough is enough. #StateCaptureReport
â€” 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.
â€” Tarryn Lea (@Tarryn_Lea) November 2, 2016