Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has revealed that President Cyril Ramaphosa has submitted an affidavit on his relations with the notorious Gupta family. Notably, Zondo will be making the statement public, something that Ramaphosa has requested.
The State Capture Inquiry has received President Cyril Ramaphosa's statement on his relationship with the Gupta family.
In a statement, Zondo revealed that the president had requested that his affidavit should be made public:
"I thought that as president, he should be the first to give the commission his own affidavit ... The president accepted that this was necessary … He also undertook to encourage Cabinet ministers that when they are approached by the commission in this regard, they should co-operate."
Zondo added that he had received the affidavit earlier this month and reiterated that not all statements submitted to the inquiry would be made public.
The deputy chief justice gave South Africans some insight as to why the affidavit had been relevant to their work:
"Bearing in mind that the evidence that I have heard since Aug last year in relation to the Guptas and Bosasa, it is important that the commission gets a full idea of what relationships those entities may have had with people who are or were in the executive."
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