Deputy President Cyril
Ramaphosa on Wednesday, confirmed that the Gupta family is not the only one
trying to exert their control over the state. Ramaphosa was addressing the ANC
summit for academics and businesses. He said the ANC has set up a structure to
deal with the matter of alleged state capture.
His statement comes after
questions arose about President Jacob Zuma's close relationship with the Gupta
family last week. The wealthy family had allegedly reportedly exercised undue
influence by offering senior ANC members Cabinet posts.
However, said Ramaphosa, ANC
members who claim to have been approached with such offers must present
Congress of the People spokesperson, Dennis Bloem in a statement says the ANC
must not undermine the intelligence of South African Citizens. He says it is
clear that the party is developing a plan to cover up the Gupta scandal
“This thing of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ANC who wanted
to divert the whole debate about the Guptas and President Zuma, the corruption
between them”, said Dennis Bloem, COPE spokesperson.
“It’s totally unacceptable, we are saying that over the few weeks nobody
has pointed a finger to any other business people except for the Guptas and
Zuma”, said Bloem.
“When Vytjie Mentor, Themba Maseko, Mcebisi Jonas came out and exposed
this corruption it was not any other business people but the Guptas and Zuma”,
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