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Cyril Ramaphosa Praise The Work Of The Hawks And State Capture Inquiry

Ramaphosa is said to be careful not to humiliate Zuma, as happened in 2008 to former president Thabo Mbeki when he was expelled from the NEC.

Those close to Ramaphosa say he is not averse to giving Zuma a final State of the Union address on February 8. He took on the role of head of state and oversaw government issues such as the Eskom crisis, which Zuma led from his position as party chairman.    Show Source Texts

DA - chief Mmusi Maimane asked Johannesburg's deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa if he supported the appointment of a judge, presiding judge Mogoeng Mgoeng, to head a judicial commission investigating the state's capture.

In response to Maimane's question about corruption in state institutions (SOE) during a National Assembly session, the deputy president said he had stated several times that the hawks, the National Prosecutor's Office (NPA) and other state bodies were investigating misconduct.

Former President Zuma, who was succeeded by Ramaphosa, was appointed to the investigative committee on state power in January 2018 (Gous 2018; Reuters 2018).   Show Source Texts

President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised to fight corruption at all levels of the government, including lifestyle audits of officials to uncover bribery, corruption and irregularities in public procurements.

He has set up four separate judicial investigative committees to investigate corruption, fraud and maladministration including the South African Tax Authority, the National Prosecutor's Office and the government.

When President Zuma took office, he faced hundreds of corruption allegations.    Show Source Texts

Former President Jacob Zuma left the State Capture Commission on Thursday with a firing shot at his lawyer Muzi Sikhakhane after a formal complaint was filed at the JSC against its Chairman Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.

Zuma returned to the commission on Tuesday to learn how to proceed with his bid for re-election as chairman of Zondo. The end of his tenure as South Africa's president was sealed on Thursday, when he appealed a court order that transferred the power to the deputy president to appoint the national director of public prosecutions.    Show Source Texts

In his affidavit, Pretoria's lawyer Ajay Sooklal claimed that on August 13, 2012 the president invited him to his official residence of Mahlamba Ndlopfu in Pretoria and asked him not to shower the beans on the Serbian commission of inquiry into arms sales.

News24 Rapport learned that Thulani Dhlomo, the former head of special operations of State Security (SSA) and former head of counterespionage in the SSAs domestic intelligence service, was expelled from the SSA last year because he was appointed ambassador by President Jacob Zuma to Japan and was a top government spy with a doubtful past and close ties to Zuma.

After Dhlomo's appointment as Ssa in 2012, the City Press reported that he angered several of his colleagues in the organization when he said he would report directly to the president.    Show Source Texts

The SIU is said to be funding official witnesses in the investigation into corrupt deals worth more than 330 million rupees. The report documents how President Zuma and senior government officials colluded to enrich themselves in 2017 with a shadow network of corrupt brokers.

ENS Director Steven Powell told the state capture commission on Wednesday that the directors of the EOH IT company had made several payments to prominent members of the ANC, including Zizi Kodwa, Reggie Nkabinde and former President Jacob Zumas adviser Siyabulela Zintwa.    Show Source Texts

The issue of state detention has dominated the public debate about the future of governance in South Africa since the report by former public protector Thuli Madonselas, entitled State of Capture, was published late 2016. The report highlighted how the Zuma-Gupta patronage network used state-owned enterprises to enrich itself.

Government entities such as the State Security Agency (SSA), Eskom, Transnet, and the Passenger Railway Authority (SA) and Prasa have been mired in corruption, raising billions of rand in claims against former President Jacob Zuma over the years.

While the Gupta family continues to be accused of being at the center of the allegations and of exploiting their proximity to Zuma to plunder the state.

Unraveling the networks of influence that facilitate corruption is a complex undertaking.    Show Source Texts

In his State of the Union address, President Ramaphosa committed to engaging all parties in the Mining Charter in order to ensure that it is an effective tool to change the face of mining in South Africa.

Under a new section of the State, the president identified a list of national security interests and published them in the Official Journal (the South African equivalent to the US Federal Register ), including markets, industries, goods and services sectors, regions and mergers involving foreign companies, to be reported to the South African Government.

South African companies are regulated as entities by law including outside companies, non-profit and for-profit companies, including state owned enterprises.    Show Source Texts

Show South Africa that the President is serious about the fight against corruption in his party by firing Bathabile Dlamini, Faith Muthambi, Mosebenzi Zwane, Malusi Gigaba, Des van Rooyen, David Mahlobo, Lynne Brown, Mr R7 000 a night, Bongani Bongo and his cabinet.

If you want to destroy the corrupt system, Mr President, you must stop using the ANC's political cadres. The summit, the workshop and the conference may be enough to buy our President some time, but it is not enough to repair our country.    Show Source Texts

On Monday, February 19, 2018, 24 years after we celebrated the centenary of the late Mama Albertina Sisulu and of the late Tata Nelson Mandela, Cyril Ramaphosa's presidency is the fifth president of our nation.

After eight years in office, South Africa's dream of a rainbow nation is in tatters, state-owned enterprises are stagnant, and the country is in recession (News24, 2017).

Mr. President is on the verge of rebuilding the country's economy, combating corruption, rebuilding state owned enterprises and eliminating divisions in the ruling party (EWN, 2018).    Show Source Texts

After seeing some reports that Jacob Zuma and his ministers were on the verge of making sweeping changes to SOEs, and seeing that members of the ANC's National Executive Committee (NEC) were considered too close to the party, President Cyril Ramaphosas tabled a motion to shorten his term.   Show Source Texts

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