Ramokgopa not convinced about 'state capture'

The Tshwane mayor says he doesn’t believe that all arms of the state have been captured.

Tshwane Executive Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa says he's not convinced the state has been captured, but says there are burning issues that need to be addressed.

Ramokgopa addressed African National Congress (ANC) professionals and academics in Pretoria yesterday, where the ANC's manifesto was unpacked, to see whether it caters for the middle class.

He discussed the party's strategic and tactics documents, as well as township economies.

Ramokgopa says he's not convinced that all arms of the state have been captured.

"The Constitutional Court would not have resolved the matter in the manner that it did if the state was captured"

Echoing these sentiments, Gauteng ANC Chair Paul Mashatile promised to squash "state capture".

"I want to give you a commitment when it comes to this [state capture], the ANC is clear about it. The African National Congress will not be captured."