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Ramaphosa refuses to answer questions about the Zondo report

The presidency said the country must wait four months before announcing its intentions on what to do about any findings from the state capture commission.

Chief Justice Raymond Zondo presents President Cyril Ramaphosa with the final part of his State Capture Report on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Photo: GCIS

JOHANNESBURG — President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office on Thursday declined to answer questions from the media about State Capture Committee Chairman Raymond Zondo’s decision against him.

In his final report, Zondo found that Ramaphosa lied when questioned about the work of the high-level review committee on the State Security Agency. The president said the panel was at an advanced stage, however, Zondo assessed evidence to the contrary.

Ramaphosa appeared on the commission in his roles as head of state and president of the ANC.

The presidency said the country must wait four months before announcing its intentions on what to do about any findings from the state capture commission.

Zondo has received praise for his handling of the state capture commission from various sectors of society, including political parties, civil society organizations, the labor movement and business forums.

There are, however, exceptions like the EFF, which accused Zondo of interfering in the politics of ANC factions through the work of the commission. This is despite the Chief Justice finding wrongdoing by various ANC leaders aligned with opposing factions.

“The president is committed to reviewing the commission’s report in its entirety and presenting a comprehensive response and implementation plan to parliament,” presidential spokesman Vincent Magwenya said.

The president’s response to Zondo’s findings is expected to be detailed to parliament in four months.

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Ramaphosa refuses to answer questions about the Zondo report

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