Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
3 minute read
11 Aug 2021
5:20 am

Ramaphosa’s silence amid state capture ‘politically strategic’

Brian Sokutu

Ramaphosa’s long-awaited testimony before Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo is expected to cover his role as the current president and former deputy president of the ANC.

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: AFP/Ludovic Marin

Keeping his mouth shut amid state capture during the Jacob Zuma presidency might have clashed with his conscience, but it was a politically astute move by President Cyril Ramaphosa, who was then Zuma’s deputy. This was the view expressed yesterday by University of the Witwatersrand School of Governance visiting professor Susan Booysen, who was commenting ahead of the start of Ramaphosa’s two-day appearance before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. Ramaphosa’s long-awaited testimony before Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo is expected to cover his role as the current president and former deputy president of the ANC. In a period...