Mazzone slams Ramaphosa over Guptas: US took action while SA looked on

Mazzone slams Ramaphosa over Guptas: US took action while SA looked on

- Natasha Mazzone has blasted President Cyril Ramaphosa for letting the US do SA's 'dirty work'

- This comes after the announcement that the Gupta family has been barred from doing business with citizens of America

- With the government spending millions on inquiries, the failure of implications turning into prosecution is becoming more and more notable

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DA shadow minister Natasha Mazzone has thrown some shade Cyril Ramaphosa's way while welcoming the United State's decision to install sanctions against the Gupta family. reported that America had opted to stand with South Africa against the notorious bunch's corruption, effectively barring them from doing business with the country.

Mazzone pointed out that the foreign country had managed to cause more damage to the Guptas than what the local government has.

With the State Capture Inquiry racking up multi-million-Rand bills, with little progress to show for it, the DA politician commented:

“The fact that it has taken US authorities to act against the Guptas and their acolytes, despite the numerous evidence presented at the Zondo Commission, places a massive dark cloud of doubt over President Ramaphosa’s intentions to clean up the rot, which he stood and watched happen for almost 10 years.”

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The Public Enterprises Shadow Minister made her feelings clear on the work done thus far at the Commission:

“It unfortunate that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government has not acted against a single individual that has been implicated in State Capture. It is incomprehensible that not a single individual responsible for State Capture has been arrested, let alone charged and hauled before the courts.”

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo recently heard testimony on how former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas was allegedly offered a staggering sum of R600 million by one of the Gupta brothers.

Jonas claimed that a Gupta brother had put the millions on the table in exchange for him taking up the role of finance minister.

With numerous tales being told of how the family used their political influence to secure deals with the state, the failure to hold the Gupta's accountable seems set to remain a bitter source of embarrassment for Ramaphosa and his anti-corruption campaign.

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