- Floyd Shivambu says that Cyril Ramaphosa is a captured president
- He maintains that the ANC is dominated by two captured factions
- One serves the Guptas, while the other is aligned with "white capitalists"
EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu says that South Africa has not left state capture behind - rather, he says the country has traded one kind of capture for another.
He was referring to the leaked report which alleges that donors to Cyril Ramaphosa' CR17 campaign included billionaire Nicky Oppenheimer, former ABSA CEO Maria Ramos and Wits University vice-chancellor Adam Habib, among others.
Shivambu argues that this is proof that Ramaphosa is doing the bidding of "the white capitalists".
Shivambu made these allegations in a new blog post, Briefly.co.za has gathered. In the post, he slams Ramaphosa as a "rented president", according to The Citizen.
According to Shivambu, there are two factions within the ANC, both of which have been captured. There is one faction which is loyal to the Guptas and another aligned with the "white capitalists", to use Shivambu's phrase. He says that the latter group has managed to wrest power away from the Gupta faction.
Shivambu went on to say that Ramaphosa's close ties to the "white capitalist establishment" were well-documented. This claim is notable, as Shivambu himself has been accused of meeting with billionaire Johann Rupert, as reported by News24. Shivambu has denied these suggestions.
Such claims about Ramaphosa from the EFF are not new, however. Earlier this week, the party issued a public statement in which they explicitly accused Ramaphosa of working on behalf of "the interests of white monopoly capital".
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