- The South African Federation of Trade Unions has called for Ramaphosa to appear before Zondo
- This comes after Brian Molefe's claim that Ramaphosa had been involved in irregular contracts with Eskom
- SAFTU slammed Ramaphosa as one of the reasons SA corporations won the 'Economic Crime Survey' on a regular basis
The South African Federation of Trade Unions has called for the State Capture Inquiry to called President Cyril Ramaphosa before it.
This comes after former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe claimed that Ramaphosa had his hands in some questionable pies at the entity.
In response to the scandal, SAFTU issued a statement detailing its apparently dim view of the President's conduct:
"In sum, President Ramaphosa appears to be one of the reasons that throughout the 2010s, South Africa’s corporations were the regular winners of the PwC biannual “Economic Crime Survey”, as the most criminal elements in world business."
Ramaphosa's appearance before the Inquiry, in the union's opinion, is long overdue:
"It is long overdue for the Zondo Commission to aggressively investigate state capture by western multinational corporate tsotsis like Glencore, which is run by Johannesburg-born Ivan Glasenberg, and whose origins are in Marc Rich & Company."
The union claims that the firm enriched itself by engaging in Apartheid ara arms deals:
"That firm grew rich by engaging in apartheid arms-trading and sanctions-busting, which Rich considered to be, as he put it, his “most important and most profitable” line of work."
The union continued to claim that the ANC as a whole reeks of corruption:
"The sickening stench of state capture now wafts from the entirety of the African National Congress and corporate South Africa. Riddled with corruption and exuding such levels of arrogance that Molefe and Zondo actually chuckled at each other’s jokes, it will not be surprising if our elites face the same kind of wrath that ruling classes now confront wherever working classes are in the streets campaigning for economic justice and genuine democracy."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Brian Molefe, the former Eskom boss, didn't hold back on Friday as he accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of being a tool of the mining giant Glencore.
He told the state capture enquiry that Ramaphosa knew what Glencore wanted when it made him the chairperson of Optimum Coal Mine.
The company was then sold to the controversial Indian business family, the Guptas according to IOL. Molefe maintained that Ramaphosa was a crucial figure behind the coal contracts between Glencore and Eskom.
He said that Glencore had demanded that the price of coal was increased from R150 a ton to R530 in 2014 which would result in Glencore getting R6 billion over the following three years.
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Source: Briefly News