Ramaphosa Q&A: No landgrabs, Zuma must pay up if court orders - AS IT HAPPENED

2018-03-14 14:54

President Cyril Ramaphosa has completed his first oral question and answer session in the National Assembly since being elected head of state.

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The House is now adjourned.

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Agang SA member Andries Tlouamma wants to know if NPA head Shaun Abrahams can step aside.

Ramaphosa says the minister will be dealing with the matter as they await for the court outcome

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Ramaphosa says he recused himself from the decision-making process that saw Sifiso Dabengwa appointed to the Eskom board

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Ramaphosa: We must admit that over time confidence in the NPA has waned

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With effective leadership, with a more stable institutional environment and with our support as leaders, I am certain that they will be able, once again, to undertake their important responsibilities with purpose and distinction.

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Ramaphosa says there are a number of people in the NPA who have integrity, are specialists and conduct their work efficiently and effectively

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The matter of the position of the National Director of Public Prosecutions is currently before the courts.

We will continue to do what we can to ensure that the matter is speedily resolved in the interests of justice, the rule of law and fairness.

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Ramaphosa: NPA must be able to undertake their mandate without any fear, favour and prejudice

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Last question now:

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Ramaphosa says there was a great deal of confidence in what was outlined

They are looking forward to engaging with us

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Ramaphosa: I have no doubt in my mind that we will find solutions

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Ramaphosa: Traditional leaders are a strong part of our body politic

Government has worked with traditional leaders to develop a common approach to the powers, role and functions of traditional leadership

We are committed to ongoing engagement on the legislative framework on traditional leadership.

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Ramaphosa: The institution of traditional leadership is a fundamental part of South Africa’s constitutional democracy

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Question 5 now:

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Ramaphosa says the partners who arrive at this charter are going to have to be willing to implement it

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The new Mining Charter to be finalised should be able to hold us in good stead

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Ramaphosa asks do we have as a nation the appetite for risk to pour billions of money into mines

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Ndlozi wants to know if consideration will be given to nationalise those mines

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The EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi wants to know if mines who don't comply with the mining charter will be punished

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We have a minister who knows the industry, who understands miners and has worked underground. Let's give him the opportunity to go throughout the country to engage various managers to assess what needs to be done.

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Ramaphosa: New Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has hit the ground running

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The South African mining industry needs to be attractive to investors through a Mining Charter that offers certainty, stability and a clear transformational path

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The fundamental transformation of the ownership and management of the mining industry is necessary not only to promote equity, but also to enable the industry to develop in a sustainable and inclusive manner

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Government will engage with stakeholders in the mining industry to develop a new Mining Charter

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Mining's contribution to GDP represents almost 60% of exports

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Ramaphosa: I view the mining industry as a sunrise industry

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Question 4 now:

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Ramaphosa: Charges arose as Zuma was in a government position. There is a practice that those who are charged that the government will cover that.

There is an agreement in place and therefore we can't ask Zuma to pay the costs.

We have to wait until that case is finalised and a determination is made by court.

Malema insists that his question was not answered as he wanted to know what policy was used.

Mbete says that the president said he has to check up on that.

14 Mar 16:11
Question now by Malema

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Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota wants Ramaphosa to respond to who are "our people and who are not our people"

Ramaphosa replies: Our people are those who are poor and landless

Those are the people whose lives we are seeking to improve

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Ramaphosa says there has been offers by land owners willing to give land to those wanting to work it

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Ramaphosa: Police must ensure those committing those acts are prosecuted

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Ramaphosa: We will not be allowing police to just stand by when landgrabs take place

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