- Ramaphosa has changed the way corruption and state captured are handled by the ANC and is no longer seen as a laughing matter
- The new ANC president has made flushing out corrupt officials even if they are leaders
- Ramaphosa is now seen to wield more power and influence within the ruling party than Jacob Zuma
Newly elected African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa appears to have declared war against corruption and in particular state capture.
Ramaphosa has changed the way those matters are handled by the ruling party and are no longer seen as a laughing matter.
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The new ANC president has made flushing out corrupt ANC officials one of his top priorities, the fact that some of those involved could be senior party leaders matters little to Ramaphosa.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Ramaphosa has upped his anti-corruption rhetoric since taking office, he has outlined his strategy for rooting out corruption in all of his recent speeches.
Political analysts feel that Ramaphosa now wields more power and influence within the ANC than President Jacob Zuma and his faction who have are seen by many as being aligned with the interests of the controversial Gupta family.
The Asset Forfeiture Unit’s (AFU) plans to seize upwards of R50 billion in 17 cases related to state capture, coupled with real progress in the state capture investigation with real arrest warrants and summons’ is clear proof that Ramaphosa is serious about tackling state capture.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) will probably claim that many of these actions have been in the pipeline, but had to be delayed due to the complexity of the case, but the truth is Ramaphosa’s leadership has provided the necessary focus to move ahead with the investigation.
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has heaped praise on Ramaphosa. You have the head of the ANC who is very keen on tackling corruption and state capture and has made that very clear, these are people to whom Jacob Zuma is linked – the Guptas, his son Duduzane and Salim Essa. This is linked to a new leadership and this is good stuff. These are exciting times and there is good energy in getting the ball rolling,” said Outa chairperson Wayne Duvenage.
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Source: Briefly News