State capture on our radar, says Ramaphosa
South Africa's new president says he will work hard 'not to disappoint the people of SA'
Newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged on Thursday to tackle endemic corruption after Jacob Zuma resigned on Wednesday. Ramaphosa, in brief remarks to Parliament ahead of his first state of the nation address on Friday, said he would work hard “not to disappoint the people of SA”. “The issues that you have raised, issues that have to do with corruption, issues of how we can straighten out our state-owned enterprises and how we deal with state capture are issues that are on our radar screen,” he said. He also called on MPs to move away from the disorder that has come to characterise the National Assembly in recent years. During a relatively cordial National Assembly sitting to elect Ramaphosa as SA’s new president, Ramaphosa pledged to work closely with all political parties to “improve the lives of our people”. Ramaphosa was elected unopposed and sworn in by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, who had earlier read out Zuma’s resignation letter. National Assembly Speaker Baleka M...