- The ANC's presentations to the State Capture Inquiry will be led by party leader President Cyril Ramaphosa
- The ANC has reaffirmed its support for the Inquiry during its recent National Executive Committee meeting
- Ex-president Kgalema Motlanthe has also now been appointed to lead the ANC's new electoral committee
President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed that he will personally be leading the ANC's presentations to the State Capture Inquiry.
Ramaphosa is set to lead the ANC's top 6 in a meeting with former president Jacob Zuma this week in an attempt to compel his cooperation with the Inquiry.
Closing off the ANC's National Executive Committee meeting Ramaphosa used the opportunity to 'unequivocally reaffirm the position of the ANC against corruption and state capture, and its impact on the people and country'.
The President added that the ruling party fully supports the Inquiry and urge members and citizens to co-operate with the work of the Commission.
Ramaphosa highlighted the need for respect as far as the Inquiry is concerned, confirming that the ANC will need to present itself before it to clarify matters concerning it and the 'evolution of the country's political economy and the post-apartheid state'.
Meanwhile, former president Kgalema Motlanthe has been appointed to lead the ruling party's newly formed electoral committee with Ramaphosa commenting that:
"The electoral committee will comprise of eminent cadres who will assist our movement to put forward the best and most credible candidates for all elections."
This comes as the local government elections are expected to take place later this year.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that former president Jacob Zuma's legal team has confirmed that he will indeed not be appearing before the State Capture Inquiry.
In a letter sent to inform the Constitutional Court of the decision, Mabuza Attorneys outlined the reasons:
"The Commission is aware that the review application which President Zuma has instituted to set aside the refusal by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo to recuse himself from hearing matters concerning him and his family is yet to be determined by the court."
The attorneys claim that the summons issued for Zuma to appear before the Inquiry is 'irregular and not in line with the Fourth Order of the Constitutional Court judgment of 28 January, 2021'.
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