Ramaphosa says law enforcement free to investigate state capture

Ramaphosa says law enforcement free to investigate state capture

- The president indicated that he would wait for the Zondo Commission's recommendations before taking action against those implicated

- However, he said that law enforcement agencies did not need to wait

- Nevertheless, Ramaphosa is currently facing a corruption inquiry of his own following a R500 000 payment from Gavin Watson of Bosasa

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Cyril Ramaphosa has said that he will wait for the Zondo Commission's final report before taking action.

However, he said there was nothing stopping law enforcement from investigating the claims made at the Commission.

This comes after mounting pressure on government to terminate all contracts with state capture-linked company Bosasa.

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The president made these comments in a written reply to Parliament this week. He said that he was going to wait to hear the Zondo Commission's recommendations before he disciplined implicated Cabinet ministers and other government figures, but said that law enforcement agencies did not need to wait. 

This was in response to a question from Parliament over whether Ramaphosa would sanction several current and former ministers who have been linked to state capture, including Nomvula Mokonyane, Mosebenzi Zwane and Thabang Makwetla, according to IOL.

All of these ministers were implicated in corruption by several former Bosasa employees who testified before the Commission. Angelo Agrizzi, for example, says the comapny paid Mokonyane R50 000 a month in bribes.

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Despite his pledge to take action against corruption following the publication of the Zondo Commission's report, Ramaphosa has allegations of his own to deal with.

The president is the subject of an inquiry into a dubious R500 000 campaign donation he allegedly received from Bosasa CEO, Gavin Watson.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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