Ramaphosa confirms he'll testify at Zondo Commission
Publish date: 05 November 2018
Issue Number: 798
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: South Africa
President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed that he intended to testify before the Zondo Commission which was investigating the extent of corruption under former President Jacob Zuma, according to a News24 report. He also noted SA had survived a ‘dark period’ when corruption was rampant and was now focused on achieving economic growth and land reform to win popular support in the general elections next year. ‘We are moving from a very dark period of our recent history,’ Ramaphosa told international journalists, adding the ANC was working to root out corruption. ‘We are in a new period now, we are no longer in a period of just sliding downward ... now we are beginning to deal with corruption.’ He said SA's criminal justice system ‘will kick into action’ and the time would come when ‘people are arrested, charged, found guilty and go to jail’.