Ramaphosa calls for SA to fight state capture being the norm

Ramaphosa says if state capture becomes the norm, then South Africa is really a banana republic.

FILE: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa should resist state capture becoming the new normal.

He says it’s shocking that hundreds of millions of rands are just parcelled to somebody without any explanation.

While giving a keynote address at the North West University Chamber of Commerce, he touched on issues relating to the economy, skills development, land redistribution and state capture.

Ramaphosa says if state capture becomes the norm, then South Africa is really a banana republic.

“We have to show that we are a country that adheres to rules and adhere to processes and respect governance processes.”

He says its disappointing that because of state capture so many civil servants have become demoralized.

“We want our country back, we want to recapture our country because it belongs to all of us.”

The deputy president says on the matter of land re-distribution it’s about those who have to lift and grow others to their potential.

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)