ANALYSIS | Ramaphosa stands by as ANC views Parliament and Constitution as subservient to itself

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President Cyril Ramaphosa appears on behalf of the ANC at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry.
President Cyril Ramaphosa appears on behalf of the ANC at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry.
Themba Hadebe

Likening his ANC's MPs to a herd of cattle, self-proclaimed "party animal" President Cyril Ramaphosa did little to dispel the notion the party views Parliament as little more than another gear in its internal machinations.

Ramaphosa's second day of testimony before the Zondo Commission in his capacity as ANC president kicked off on Thursday morning with evidence leader advocate Alec Freund SC questioning him about parliamentary oversight.

Freund noted it took Parliament more than five years since the first allegations of the Gupta's undue influence surfaced for it to investigate.

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