Rorisang Kgosana
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29 Apr 2021
4:09 pm

‘Vague’ Ramaphosa trying to shield ANC from Zondo shame – analysts

Rorisang Kgosana

Analysts say Ramaphosa is strategically avoiding implicating the ANC and himself by being vague, while sidestepping the failures of cadre deployment.

Picture File: President Cyril Ramaphosa at the State Capture Commission in Braamfontein on 28 April 2021. Picture: Neil McCartney

While President Cyril Ramaphosa might have admitted to the failures of cadre deployment at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, his testimony was vague and non-specific in order to avoid discrediting the ANC and implicating himself, said political analysts. Ramaphosa is this week taking the stand as ANC president before the commission's chairperson, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, to answer questions under oath about his oversight role during the alleged state capture years. In his testimony, he has thus far defended the ANC's cadre deployment policy, saying the party views the practice as consistent with principles of fairness, transparency...