ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu says a judicial commission of inquiry into state capture must be instituted as a matter of urgency.
Mthembu was speaking to media on the sidelines of the ANC national conference in Johannesburg on Monday.
"On state capture we must institute as a matter of urgency, in fact the courts have said so, a judicial commission of inquiry. Case closed," he said.
Mthembu has come out as a staunch backer of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa for the ANC top spot, and has spoken out on state capture and corruption in government.
Iam confident that # ANC54 Conference will start the process to save our movement from #statecapture corruption . Yes it must !!— Jackson Mthembu (@JacksonMthembu_) December 18, 2017
"How do you get to the bottom of this/ when you don't have an independent and credible body to get deeper into this?" he asked.
"This is what the former public protector (Thuli Madonsela) said... come with a judicial commission of inquiry, investigate this matter, but there is a prima facie case... whoever is found [guilty] must then face the consequences."