Ramaphosa postpones state capture inquiry appearance for Biden conference

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President Cyril Ramaphosa. (Photo: GCIS)
President Cyril Ramaphosa. (Photo: GCIS)

The latest: President Cyril Ramaphosa has had to postpone his appearance at the state capture inquiry after receiving an invitation from United States President Joe Biden to attend a climate summit.

The details: Ramaphosa was one of 40 world leaders invited to the summit, set to take place on 22 and 23 April. The summit coincided with his scheduled appearance at the state capture inquiry.

A closer look: On Wednesday morning, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, chair of the inquiry, announced that Ramaphosa would no longer appear before the commission next week. Instead, Ramaphosa will use the dates set down for him to testify as the country's president, 28 and 29 April, to testify on behalf of the ANC, and 13 and 14 May to testify as government leader.

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