The alleged capture of the state is no longer news to many South Africans. Citizens are alleging that the rich controversial Indian family (Guptas) have captured the state.

Former Public Protector gave SA a comprehensive report on how the state has been captured and those that played key roles.

An ANC stalwart and leader, Reverend Frank Chikane, said he believed that funds laundered during the state capture project would be used to “steal the 2019 elections”.

“Some of the billions of rands have been siphoned from this country and are laundered back and used as part of a war chest to make sure that the corrupt remain in power…

“They go from branch to branch of the African National Congress and buy branches in preparations for the December conference. They will use this to continue buying people and corrupting the systems to make sure that the 2019 election is stolen,” he said.

The ANC Veteran said the main objective was to corrupt the 2019 elections.

“To those running this project, the game is over.”

He said a state of fear had been created.

“There are people who fear for their lives today, people being threatened. Some of us are beginning to live like we lived during apartheid. I am worried about who is following me.”

He said it pained him that some of his comrades, some of whom he shared the trenches with, were doing the wrong thing without fear of being caught.

Chikane encouraged public servants to resist being co-opted into the state capture project.

To those in the security services, Chikane said nobody should be given instructions and carry out an illegal order.

“To those who are sworn to secrecy, you are not sworn to secrecy to criminality and I refuse to be sworn to secrecy for criminal activity.”

He said if ANC members failed to solve issues, it was up to South Africans.