Ramaphosa: Time to tackle corruption, punish those responsible

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was addressing the annual Nedlac summit at Emperors Palace.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: Twitter/@SACP1921

JOHANNESBURG - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says this is the time for government, labour and business to tackle corruption, end wrongdoing and punish those responsible.

Ramaphosa was addressing the annual Nedlac summit at Emperors Palace, where he emphasised the damage that’s been done to the economy through corrupt activities.

Ramaphosa says many are only beginning to understand the depth and scale of corporate capture of public institutions and its devastating effect on the economy.

“The reality is that the poor of this country has been made even poorer through the corruption that has been raging.”

Ramaphosa commended Nedlac for choosing to focus on fighting corruption during this summit.

He says the economy has been weakened and several components of the state have been undermined by corrupt practises, while the country is seeing the first “green shoots” of what is hopefully the start of an economic recovery.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)