Ramaphosa: SA now known for being the capital of corruption

Ramaphosa says South Africa is no longer a rainbow nation but a country that’s been captured by certain interests.

FILE: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says state capture is a matter of serious concern and the most worrying issue is that South Africa is now known for being the capital of corruption.

Ramaphosa gave a keynote address at the North West University Chamber of Commerce.

The deputy president touched on a number of issues including the growth of the economy, skills development, land distribution and state capture.

Ramaphosa says South Africa is no longer a rainbow nation but a country that’s been captured by certain interests.

“We can’t have a country where outside countries start investigations through their own agencies investigating this but we don’t. the Hawks, the NPA must now get down to work.”

He says a commission of inquiry must be appointed with immediate effect.

“Those who have stolen the money must return it, we want our money back.”

However, Ramaphosa says support for the ANC remains strong.

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)