Eric Naki
Political Editor
3 minute read
11 Jan 2022
4:30 am

State capture report places the ANC at crossroads

Eric Naki

The reaction to the report could be heavily influenced by the faction loyal to President Cyril Ramaphosa to ensure his political survival.

Acting Cheif Justice, Raymond Zondo and President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Union Buildings where the first part of the state capture report is handed over to the Presidency, 4 January 2022, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles

The Zondo commission report has shaken the ANC because people from competing factions in the party have beenimplicated… and with some senior members already indicating they may not endorse the outcome, the organisation could close ranks and not endorse the report’s recommendations of prosecutions. The reaction to the report could be heavily influenced by the faction loyal to President Cyril Ramaphosa to ensure his political survival towards this year’s crucial elective ANC national conference. Ramaphosa’s right-hand man, ANC national chair Gwede Mantashe, was the first to publicly indicate the party may not wholly approve the Zondo report and it’s believed...