Report by: Felicia Mogoboya
President Cyril Ramaphosa testifies on behalf of the ANC before the commission of inquiry into the state capture. This commission is the instrument through which seek, to understand the nature and extend of state capture, to confront, to hold responsible account and to take the necessary measures to ensure that proper justice it is served in our country. Ramaphosa’s legal team which comprises his legal adviser in the Union Buildings, Nokhukhanya Jele and Luthuli House staffer Andries Nel. Justice Minister Ronald Lamola also assisted the team was available and joined ANC team.
Ramaphosa says it took some time for the governing party to take notice of the state capture allegations. “As I said in my statement or the bulk of my affidavit, some of these State Captures issues were only evident in the time as we move on,” he told the Commission. “That is why I referred to the statement by comrade Mbalula was when when he mentioned the NEC meeting how he had come to know about his appointment,” he added.
He said even at the time the party was not aware that something was happening. However, with high sight, they were able to join the dots. He also admits state capture involved members and leaders of the ANC.
Furthermore President Cyril Ramaphosa will make second appearance before the State Capture Inquiry.