South African President Ramaphosa To Appear Before Corruption Investigation

South African President Ramaphosa To Appear Before Corruption Investigation
South African President Ramaphosa To Appear Before Corruption Investigation

 

Cyril Ramaphosa South African President will appear before the country’s long-running corruption investigation on Wednesday and is expected to testify in the corruption trial of his former counterpart Jacob Zuma in the ongoing case against state capture.

The corruption investigation was set up to investigate allegations that his predecessor Zuma, during his tenure in office, allowed the wealthy Gupta family to loot state resources and influence policies and cabinet appointments. Both Zuma and the Guptas deny any wrongdoing.

“On August 11 and 12, the president will first complete his ANC test in his capacity as the current president and former vice president of the party, and will subsequently testify and be questioned in his capacity as the current president and former deputy. president of the country, ”said the commission’s secretary, Professor Itumeleng Mosala.

Ramaphosa is expected to testify as a former vice president and also as the current leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC).

Corruption is estimated to have cost South Africa $ 81 billion in public funds and missed opportunities.