Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa has stated that an inquiry into State Capture allegations is in the interest of all South Africans.
Speaking at his last Q&A session for this parliamentary term, Ramaphosa addressed the National Assembly reiterating the importance of a Judicial Commission of Inquiry on the matter.
“State capture, it can be said, in whatever form it takes … is something we all as South Africans should not and cannot tolerate”, expressed Ramaphosa. “It is in the interest of all South Africans that the commission is set up as quickly as possible”.
Ramaphosa added that concerns have been amplified by the publishing of allegations and claims within the public sphere and that the president has the power to establish an inquiry in order to quell these concerns.
A large trove of information regarding the Gupta family’s exact sphere of influence has been published as part of the #GuptaLeaks; a potentially politically damning series of events for many top ANC officials and other State executives.
Ramaphosa, however, stated that the ANC welcomes already existing investigative efforts into the matter which he believes will only benefit the uncovering of the truth.