#StateCapture: Opposition told to have patience over judicial inquiry

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says there is ample evidence of state capture that needs to be investigated.

FILE: This undated photo shows Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the 2017 Competition Law, Economics and Policy Conference. Picture: GCIS

CAPE TOWN - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says he hasn't received any indication from the president that he does not plan to keep to his word on establishing a commission of inquiry into state capture.

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Answering questions in the National Assembly on Thursday, Ramaphosa says there is ample evidence of state capture that needs to be investigated.

“All the indications I've received is that he does intend to establish a commission of inquiry.”

Opposition parties want to know exactly when this will happen.

Ramaphosa says they should exercise patience.

“There's ample evidence of the capture of key state institutions to advance private interests. This is something that should concern us. It's something that should worry all of us.”

He says the prosecution of those responsible for state capture is not dependent on the establishment of a judicial inquiry.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)