South Africa’s Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa has warned those striving to influence the ANC leaders with their wealth to back-off as there’s no price tag attached to the party.
The Deputy President was addressing a middle-class constituency gathering in Sandton organized to better the success of the ruling party among the middle-class in the upcoming elections.
Speaking, he told the audience that the ANC want “their love back” as he assured that the party wouldn’t allow powerful individuals capture the nation.
“The ANC is not for sale, the ANC refuses to be captured,” he declared and asserted that “those who might want to capture it and influence it to advance their personal interest have come to the wrong place.”
He related that the investigation into the state capture allegations is ongoing as many are already visiting ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe’s office with information.
“In a way, it is good that we are dealing with this matter now. There is always a risk for states to be captured, not only in South Africa. This is going to be a defining moment when we deal with this matter once and for all.
All we ask is that we should be given time and space to deal with this matter…We are dealing with it in a structured manner, in an ANC way, moving away from headlines.
That structure has already started work. It is lodged in the office of the ANC Secretary General on the 6th floor of Luthuli House. People are now streaming in. They are coming in and they are going to put issues on the table,” Ramaphosa informed.
With that, he disclosed based on the allegations so far received, that the Guptas are not the only family involved in the state capture agenda.
“It is not only the Gupta family. There are a number of others as well who have either tried to capture the state or in the process of trying to capture the state. Stop in your tracks we will not allow that,” he warned.