Mpumelelo Mkhabela | Ramaphosa's testimony shows lack of boldness to deal with governance crisis

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

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa's commitment to bury the chapter of state capture during his testimony at the Zondo Commission on Wednesday was muddied by attempting to play the defensive game, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa's testimony on his first day at the Zondo Commission mainly was carefully couched in broad terms. It was scarce on specific confessions about what he knew and what he did or did not do about it.

He also tried to be generally apologetic about where things went horribly wrong. But his commitment to bury the chapter of state capture was muddied by attempting to play the defensive game.

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