ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa says the issue of state capture has been a matter of great political contestation for several years within the governing party. Ramaphosa has begun testifying before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.
His much anticipated two-part appearance is due to focus on – among others – his tenure as party Deputy President, as well as his role as the Chairperson of the ANC Cadre Deployment Committee. Ramaphosa says the party has taken a number of resolutions to prevent corruption:
“The ANC has, over the course of several years, recognised the existence of corruption within the state, its own ranks and other parts of society. It has taken a number of resolutions on measures to prevent corruption, including on issues relating to state capture. We must acknowledge that the issue of state capture has been a matter of great political contestation within the ANC – differences over whether state capture existed, its extent and form and what should be done about it.”