Ramaphosa hints at problem of state capture at memorial lecture

File: ANC deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa says the party must deal with state capture and with corruption. Photo: Photo: Flickr

JOHANNESBURG - African National Congress Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa hinted that the Guptas must pay back the money during the OR Tambo Memorial Lecture in Soweto.

In a thinly-veiled reference to the family that's implicated in allegations of state capture, Ramaphosa says the party must deal with this and with corruption.

Speaking at the OR Tambo Memorial Lecture in Braamfischerville, Soweto he said,“If state capture holds our economy back, we must solve the problem of state capture.”

“If there are certain individuals that are robbing the people of our country of the money that should go to them, we are the ones who must solve it.”

“If the money of our country is going to certain families, we must go back and say we want our money because that money is supposed to serve the people of our country.”

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The Deputy President also wants the ANC to emerge from its December elective conference with leadership that’s ready to rebuild the party.

Ramaphosa believes, to turn the economic and unemployment situation around, there has to be policy implementation.

“Beyond December when we have elected a leadership that will take us forward, we want those leaders, comrades, to be armed with the best policies that the ANC has ever come up with.”

“We want those leaders, as soon as they’re elected, to get out of the starting blocks, to implement the policies of the ANC”, Ramaphosa said.


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