JOHANNESBURG – President Ramaphosa has called on South Africans to support the work of the Zondo Commission so that a new and ethical society can be built.
Delivering the ANC’s January 8 Statement at the party’s 110th birthday celebrations in Polokwane on Saturday, Ramaphosa said: “One of the resolutions of the 54th National Conference was to support the establishment of a judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture. We welcome the submission and release of the first part of the Commission’s report and look forward to the completion of the commission’s work by the end of February 2022.”
Ramaphosa continued by saying: “The work of the Commission is vital to the national effort to place the era of state capture behind us and ensure that such events are never allowed to happen again. The ANC will support government in effecting the measures required to eliminate conditions and conduct that enable state capture and systemic corruption”.
He said: “As the ANC, we will engage with our structures and members to ensure sufficient understanding of the contents and findings of the Commission.
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We will put in place mechanisms to process any parts of the Commission report that pertain to the organisation, its deployees or members and to consider how the Commission’s recommendations can help to enhance the fundamental renewal and rebuilding of our movement. We call on all South Africans to engage with the Commission’s report and to be part of the national effort to put state capture behind us and build an ethical, capable developmental state and a society governed by the values of our democratic Constitution and the rule of law.
Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo handed the report to the president on Tuesday, 4 January 2022, at the Union Buildings.
The report has been broken down into three volumes.
Zondo says Part 2 of the report will deal further with SOE’s, while part 3 will cover the rest of the entities that came up during the inquiry.
A summary of the report will only be available once the complete report has been handed over.