The inquiry will see testimonies from various key witnesses, including former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas and former ANC Member of Parliament Vytjie Mentor.
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo will head the inquiry, which is expected to run for two years. The inquiry will detail the extent of the alleged corruption and abuse of power at state-owned entities.
Watch the live stream of the proceedings on YouTube:
Here’s what some people are saying on Twitter:
— Man's not captured (@Kgabo_MO) August 20, 2018
— Kaya FM Talk (@KayaFMTalk) August 20, 2018
#StateCaptureInquiry starts today. Loads of space in public seats. Media in three tables upfront. It’s at The Hill on Empire. Big day headed by deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo. Today is likely to be a scene-setter. pic.twitter.com/uHr5h2rSNO
— Ferial Haffajee (@ferialhaffajee) August 20, 2018
— Afro Worldview (@afroworldview) August 20, 2018
— ntombizodwa (@missnmash) August 20, 2018