President Cyril Ramaphosa is adamant that his party is committed to ending corruption- irrelevant of who has been implicated. Nevertheless, he maintains that he cannot turn into a dictator and start making arrests.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is adamant that the ANC is committed to fighting corruption irrespective of who has been implicated.
BusinessLIVE has reported that the president maintains that he cannot become a dictator and arrest people prematurely:
“We function in terms of the rule of law. We can’t just go barging in, we need to find out the truth.”
With the elections just over a month away, the ANC has been a prominent presence in Gauteng, which has become one of the most hotly-contested regions.
Ramaphosa's comments come as numerous ANC officials were implicated in allegations of state capture and corruption. Briefly.co.za reported earlier that former BOSASA COO, Angelo Agrizzi, claimed that the ANC Top 6 had received millions from the disgraced company.
The president heralded the appointment of a new national director of public prosecutions as well as a new SARS head as evidence of his intention to rectify the situation.
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Ramaphosa insists if prison time must be served then so be it, but he will not allow people to be pursued 'because we don't like them'.
The president pledged that once the final findings of the state capture inquiry have been released action will be taken:
“My administration is irrevocably committed to fighting corruption. It will be fought without any fear, favour or prejudice."
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