Ramaphosa asks opposition for patience on judicial commission of inquiry delay

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa appeared in Parliament on Thursday to answer to Members of Parliament's (MPs) questions.

EWN reporter, Lindsay Dentlinger attended the sitting in the National Assembly.

Dentlinger reports that Ramaphosa answered questions on three major themes - social cohesion and nation building, free education, and state capture.

Ramaphosa described to Members of Parliament of the public perception that state-owned enterprises are captured and used for personal interests, says Dentlinger.

He said that it is important for those who have stolen money to give that money back and be brought to book.

Lindsay Dentlinger, Parliamentary reporter at EWN

He asked for the opposition to exercise patience in terms of establishing that judicial commission of inquiry which Jacob Zuma has promised to do several times.

Lindsay Dentlinger, Parliamentary reporter at EWN

Dentlinger goes on to say the deputy president stated that going after those fingered in the state capture allegations did not hinge on the inquiry and that there were other law enforcement bodies that could pursue and prosecute those involved.

According to Dentlinger, some members of the opposition parties waved Jacques Pauw's book The President's Keepers containing allegations against Zuma relating to corruption and his tax irregularities. They then proceeded to ask Ramaphosa if he had read the book.

Ramaphosa said he has read the book but hasn't gotten to a point where he can form an opinion on whether he supports State Security Agency's (SSA) attempts to pull the book.

Lindsay Dentlinger, Parliamentary reporter at EWN

Listen to the EWN report on Ramaphosa's question and answer session below:


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