Sydney Majoko
3 minute read
4 May 2021
5:30 am

‘Mollycoddled’ Ramaphosa boxed clever at Zondo commission

Sydney Majoko

Like the politician that he is, president Ramaphosa bobbed and weaved to avoid all the sensitive issues at the Zondo Commission.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at the State Capture Commission in Braamfontein on 28 April 2021, appearing in his capacity as president of the ANC. Picture: Neil McCartney

So much was made of the way President Cyril Ramaphosa was treated during his appearance at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. His appearance was on what role his party played in possibly enabling state capture during former president Jacob Zuma’s tenure. “It’s a mutual admiration society between the president and the commission” everyone seemed to be screaming. ALSO READ: Ramaphosa's clean-up drive gathers momentum in Ekurhuleni Indeed, it seemed to have come to that point when commission chair Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo remarked “you’re the first sitting president to appear before a commission in this country”, falling...