Fighting Fraud, Corruption, Racketeering and Treason across Multiple State Owned Entities and Government departments
OUTA’s State Capture Portfolio was established to address the fraud, corruption, racketeering and treason that took place during Jacob Zuma's presidency in South Africa.
In this portfolio we have undertaken the following projects:
CRIMINAL CHARGES & REFERRALS
STATE CAPTURE INQUIRY
The State Capture Inquiry led by Chief Justice Zondo, is long overdue. Starting on 20 August 2018 the inquiry seeks to get to the root cause of State Capture. Over the past year, OUTA has laid numerous charges on individuals implicated in the looting of public funds.
A PRESIDENT CAUGHT IN THE ACT
In June 2017, OUTA compiled a compelling case document, aimed at convincing Parliament and other organs of state, including the Constitutional Court if need be, to have Jacob Zuma removed as the President of South Africa.
On 28 June 2017, OUTA published this report and submitted it to Parliament.
OUTA's report is called No room to hide: A President caught in the act.
Read more on what this report is about, and access the full report on the project page link below.
BANK OF BARODA
We’re closing the taps on the Guptas’ finances by taking action against their banks, the Bank of Baroda and the State Bank of India, for failure to comply with the banking laws.
FAITH MUTHAMBI TREASON CHARGES
Muthambi, now the Minister of Public Service and Administration, is involved in state capture and has been “captured” by the Guptas. Her transgressions are so serious that this merits treason charges. Charges were laid at the Brixton police station in Johannesburg.
PRASA INTERVENTION AGAINST NPA
OUTA has filed a case against the Hawks and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) aimed at forcing them to do their jobs on the investigation into massive corruption at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA).
GUPTA FAMILY CHARGES
OUTA has laid charges of treason, racketeering, extortion, fraud and forgery against the Gupta brothers and Duduzane Zuma in connection with allegations of state capture.
MOLEFE & NGUBANE
OUTA has laid charges of fraud and financial misconduct against Eskom’s former Chief Executive, Brian Molefe, and former Chairman of the board, Ben Ngubane.
MARK PAMENSKY CHARGES
Mark Pamensky was a director of the state-owned Eskom Holdings while he was also a director of at least one company in the Gupta business empire. He passed on information gained at Eskom to the Guptas which helped them in their R2.15 billion purchase of Optimum Coal Holdings.
ANOJ SINGH CHARGES
OUTA has laid charges of corruption and financial misconduct against Eskom’s Chief Financial Officer Anoj Singh. OUTA also laid a complaint with the SA Institute of Chartered Accounts (SAICA), aimed at having Singh barred from practising.
OUTA has laid charges of treason, corruption, extortion, fraud and theft against Malusi Gigaba as former Minister of Home Affairs.
ESKOM’S KOKO CORRUPTION
OUTA has laid criminal charges regarding corruption and fraud against suspended Eskom executive Matshela Koko. Koko was in a strategic position at Eskom and acted for the benefit of the Guptas when they bought Optimum Coal Holdings. He helped facilitate payments from Eskom to the Guptas which played a big role in their acquisition.
DANIEL MANTSHA CHARGES
As soon as Dan Mantsha was appointed as chairman of the state-owned defence industry Denel, he took favours from the Guptas and joined them in trying to set up a business deal that would give them access to Denel’s business. His relationship with the Guptas was unethical, irregular and illegal.