Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has stated that any leaders and members of the African National Congress (ANC) involved in State Capture will not be spared from punishment.
Ramaphosa was speaking at the SACP's national congress in Boksburg and lent his speech to voice a criticism of British PR firm, Bell Pottinger.
“We will not tolerate those who use our structures to defend these interests and misappropriate revolutionary soldiers as a shield against critical scrutiny”, said Ramaphosa. “We will not protect those within our ranks who are also involved in these activities.”
The Deputy President spent a great deal of time speaking about state capture, saying it's already damaged the country's economy.
He called for swift action against those involved to prevent any further damage to the country.
But there are mounting calls for further action to be taken against the company - or for it to take greater accountability.
The company was forced to react as it has been accused of stirring racial tension in South Africa through work it’s done for the Gupta family.
While the company issued an apology last Thursday, it seems to have done little to change many South Africans’ opinions of the infamous agency.
The African National Congress labelled the agency as “vultures”, saying it had scavenged on the country’s failures to address inequality and transform the economy.
The Democratic Alliance welcomed the agency’s apology, but says it was insincere and little more than a stunt due to mounting pressure against it.