The ANC has reiterated its support for the State Capture Commission ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s appearance before the commission on Wednesday. Ramaphosa, who will testify in his capacity as ANC president, is expected to be questioned about his tenure as deputy president of the ANC and the country.
He is also expected to tell the commission what he knows about the alleged state capture said to have taken place during the Zuma administration.
ANC National Executive Committee member, Nomvula Mokonyane, expresses confidence in the leader of the governing party.
“I think the President is a big boy, he knows what he is expected to respond to and I’m quite certain that as the president and former president of the ANC, he will be able to put things into perspective and present what he knows and what has been his responsibility, as well as how the organisation has dealt with issues that the commission is quite interested to hear from him,” she says.
Mokonyane also touched on the party’s step aside resolution, describing it as a sensitive issue.
The resolution stipulates that ANC members who are charged with serious crimes including corruption should step aside until their court cases are finalised. Party Secretary-General Ace Magashule is among those expected to step aside by the end of the month.
“Anything that seeks to divide the ANC needs careful management and what is of importance is for us in the leadership of the ANC to reflect on how we manage the implementation of resolutions. This is not the only resolution, there are many other resolutions that we to give our all in dealing with them,” says Mokonyane.
Various ANC stakeholders have asked the party’s NEC to rethink the resolution, with some saying it should be suspended until at least the next ANC national conference or general council.
ANC Women’s League says the Step Aside resolution will further fracture the party: