South Africans divided on President Cyril Ramaphosa's appearance at the Zondo Commission

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President Cyril Ramaphosa testifies at the State Capture Commission on April 29, 2021 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
President Cyril Ramaphosa testifies at the State Capture Commission on April 29, 2021 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Lubabalo Lesolle

South Africans have heard testimonies from ministers, from business leaders and a former wife. 

The testimonies have ranged from explosive to lukewarm and viewers haven't been shy about sharing their views on social media. 

So when President Cyril Ramaphosa appeared at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, they were ready for fireworks.

And some were just not impressed.

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He appeared in his capacity as the African National Congress president in order to "help the state capture commission in anyway possible", he said.

He spent the two days giving evidence and testifying about a range of issues, such as the party's cadre deployment policy and donations to his presidential campaign.

His testimony drew mixed reactions. 

Author Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh shared his displeasure with the president's testimony in a series of tweets. 

Another user felt like the commission was too soft on the president. 

Others called out the inquiry for allegedly being biased. 

There were some who were pleased with what they heard. 

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