Cyril Ramaphosa on state capture: 'It will continue surprising people'

Cyril Ramaphosa on state capture: 'It will continue surprising people'

According to South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa, citizens should be prepared when more revelations come to light during the state capture inquiry.

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The president said he has confidence that the commission will get to the truth.

Ramaphosa was replying to questions during the Foreign Correspondents' Association of Southern Africa.

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The president, in a short video clip by eNCA, said:

"Many of us were as surprised as everyone else, because many of the things were unknown to us.
"It will continue surprising people, but we have to have patience. It is a commission appointed by the president. They wil go through everything and then issue a report."

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On Wednesday, Briefly.co.za reported that according to the former South African president, Jacob Zuma, he has not been implicated in any wrongdoing, because no state witnesses in the state capture inquiry have implicated him.

On Monday night, Zuma spoke on TV show, Leading Citizens.

Although several witness have in fact implicated Zuma during the Zondo Commission, the former president doesn't agree.

He said nobody has produced any evidence yet:

“I’ve been listening very attentively to somebody who is going to come with the evidence that this is what Zuma did in general or with the Gupta family.”

In September, Briefly.co.za reported that Mcebisi Jonas, Vytjie Mentor and Themba Maseko have come out with some frightening revelations in the State Capture report.

We took a look at 10 explosive points that have already been brought to light.

Meawhile, The eldest brother of the Gupta family, Ajay, said he wants a chance to clear his name.

Ajay Gupta and his family are central to the state capture allegations in South Africa. However, Ajay insists that they never asked for commercial benefit from any minister.

According to a report by TimesLIVE, Ajay said he is willing to testify at the State Capture Inquiry Commission but not quite right now.

In October, Briefly.co.za reported state capture is one of the "greatest heists of our times."

This was according to Tito Mboweni, the finance minister.

Mboweni made these comments while speaking at the Lesotho Institute of Accountants in Maseru on Thursday.

President Cyril Ramaphosa said government is gearing up to clean up and reprimand those implicated in state capture.

The president made this statement as the truth begins to emerge from the state capture commission.

In October, Ramaphosa addressed a Heads of Mission Conference in Pretoria.

There, he urged ambassadors to sell South Africa. He asked them to tell the world the country is open for business.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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