- Gwede Mantashe advised Cyril Ramaphosa to speak only facts when he appears before the Zondo Commission on Wednesday
- Ramaphosa is expected to testify about cadre deployment and issues concerning the ruling party
- Social media users want Ramaphosa to "spill the tea"and to also disclose facts about the Marikana Massacre
African National Congress national chairperson Gwede Mantashe advised President Cyril Ramaphosa to set the truth free at the State Capture Commission of Inquiry on Wednesday, 28 April.
The Mineral Resources and Energy Minister said he told the ruling party's president to speak the truth when he appears before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.
In an exclusive interview with EWN, Mantashe emphasised that he asked Ramaphosa to be truthful when he testifies at the inquiry because "lies have short legs".
"Never try to manufacture the truth. State facts as you understand them... Lies have short legs."
ENCA took to Facebook and said the focus on Ramaphosa's testimony is on ANC issues and cadre deployment.
Facebook users shared mixed reactions to the news outlet's post. Check out some of their comments below:
Mlunghisi Khosa said:
"What we need is no longer an ANC free of corruption but we need to free ourselves of the ANC. Action SA gets my vote this time and for the first time I am a member of a political party."
Joe Nathi commented:
"What about Glencoe, Marikana Massacre, $7 billion and R500 billion? No focus on that, fear and favour of this useless commission."
Graham Nelson wrote:
"He must spill the tea today."
Tebogo Spartan said:
"The first question must be how do you feel about Marikana Massacre before his blah blah blah storytelling as usual."
Lesego Mosito added:
"Who authorises the deployment of comrades, Ramaphosa himself..."
In other political news, Briefly News reported that Simphiwe Dana has shared her thoughts on President Cyril Ramaphosa's term in office. The singer is not a fan of Ramaphosa's presidency.
"I know we’re scared to say it. But Ramaphosa is the worst president we have had."
The star's post sparked a heated debate on her timeline. Some peeps agreed with her while others totally disagreed and alleged that someone paid her to post the negative tweet about Ramaphosa. @theSultanOfSA commented:
"Well, he's not worse than Zuma but he's certainly up there with him on the scale of incompetence."
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