South African president says state capture report helps end corruption

Cyril Ramaphosa
Cyril Ramaphosa

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the state capture report is more than a record of “widespread corruption, fraud and abuse” and can help the country to prevent such events from happening again.

The remarks were made by President Ramaphosa on receiving the final report of the state capture from the Zondo Commission Chairperson Raymond Zondo at Union Buildings in Pretoria Wednesday.

Ramaphosa will formally present the Zondo Commission’s 1,824-page report to Parliament within four months, together with an indication of his intentions on the implementation of the commission’s recommendations.

In January 2018, the commission, whose official name is the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of State, was set up by the then South African president Jacob Zuma to investigate allegations of state capture, corruption, and fraud in the public sector.

According to Ramaphosa, the submission of the final report brings to an end the work of the commission and marks the fulfillment of the mandate given to Zondo.

This report provides South Africa with the opportunity to make a “decisive break” from the era of state capture, said Ramaphosa.

“I call on you, one and all, to support the measures that all the structures of state will take to return our country to the path of integrity, transformation and progress,” he said. Enditem

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