- House Luthuli seniors and leaders think it will be best if President Ramaphosa gives South Africa an official apology
- The president should apologise for not acting sooner against state capture, says these officials
- It's not clear yet whether or not the president will heed the advice
Senior leaders and officials at Luthuli House will advise President Ramaphosa to apologise to South Africa for not acting swifter against state capture.
He will have to make this apology as he wraps up the ANC's evidence at the State Capture Inquiry in 2019.
A report by TimesLIVE indicates that the officials informed the media that Ramaphosa will have to say sorry for not acting in a stronger way in times when he should have.
This is all to save face before the coming elections of 2019.
While Ramaphosa will have to apologise for failing to act sooner, he is not expected to apologise for the crimes that were committed. Those who broke the law must still be held accountable.
Whether or not the president will take the advice to heart is not clear.
Briefly.co.za gathered that according to sources close Ramaphosa, it is too early to commit to making an apology as the commission's inquiry is still ongoing.
The apology will be an effort of the ANC to win ground again after South Africans lost faith thanks to the corruption revealed by Zondo's commission.
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