Cosatu CEC: Nobody should tell you to shut up says Ramaphosa

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the decision by the ANC NEC on state capture, to call for the judicial commission of inquiry, is an important one and should be welcomed.

He says the ANC wants its decision to be implemented because state capture is eating away at the ANC and is hurting the organisation.

Ramaphosa was speaking at Cosatu's CEC meeting in Tshwane.

EWN reporter Clement Manyathela says Ramaphosa also spoke about how those who are chanting radical economic transformation want it to benefit a few and are not explaining how it will be attained.

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He called on some workers to come forward and speak out about state capture mentioning the emails that came out in the City Press.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

He said to Cosatu delegates 'nobody should tell you to shut up'. He emphasised that they have every right to be concerned about what is going on with the ANC in this present moment.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

According to Manyathela, Ramaphosa received a warm welcome by Cosatu delegates. He says people were chanting his name and hugging each other as he was walking into the venue.

Manyathela says the deputy president was in a very comfortable state, saying he was not holding back in his speech because he knew he was talking to the people that want him to be the next president of South Africa.

To hear more of this report by Clement Manyathela, listen below:

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