President Cyril Ramaphosa was giving testimony at the state capture inquiry. He says he chose to remain measured in how he dealt with issues. Courtesy #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa made a second appearance before the state capture inquiry this week.
For two days, Ramaphosa testified about his time as deputy president to Jacob Zuma, and as president of the republic.
Ramaphosa threatened to resign as deputy president following the appointment of Des van Rooyen as Finance Minister.
He says while he would have earned a lot of praise, he chose to stay on and fight the excesses that were taking place.
Ramaphosa maintained that the establishment of the commission was a defining moment for the country.
The inquiry is nearing its end and Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo says he can’t wait to hand over his report to Ramaphosa.
In closing, the president told the commission that the cost of corruption could not be calculated, and had caused long-lasting damage to major institutions.