ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday said the damning report‚ titled ‘Unburdening Panel’‚ released by the SA Council of Churches around State Capture should act as a wake-up call for the party to clean up its act and restore the confidence it once enjoyed. The panel‚ which was established after allegations that former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas had been offered a bribe by the Gupta family‚ painted a disturbing picture of state entities that had been used to enrich a “powerful elite” close to President Jacob Zuma. In the report‚ the SACC said: “"South Africa may be inches away from a mafia state from which there could be no return ... a recipe for a failed state. We urge the ANC to examine itself‚ find a way ... and act as this has implications for it and its government." Speaking at the Moses Kotane lecture in Rustenburg‚ Ramaphosa said this was a sad revelation. “The SACC stood up on a public platform and said we are on the brink of a mafia state. That is very ...

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