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Former president Jacob Zuma addressed students at the Walter Sisulu University of Technology in Mthatha on Wednesday 12 September. He again denied that the South African state was ever captured‚ saying the term is a “politically decorated expression”. He said the term was used by people who wanted to achieve certain political outcomes, that the state was composed of three elements – the legislature‚ the judiciary and the executive – and that none of them were captured.

Later the same day, #AfterCapture media partner, Karima Brown, spoke to Prof Ivor Chipkin, Co – Author of the Shadow State: The Politics of State Capture, to get his take on Zuma’s comments.