ANC often finds itself unable to record the minutes of some meetings: Ramaphosa

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has attributed the absence of minutes of the African National Congress (ANC) Deployment Committee between 2012 and 2017 to poor record-keeping.

He is testifying at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in Johannesburg in his capacity as the leader of the ANC.

The President, who had headed the Deployment Committee as the party’s deputy was questioned on how cadre deployment within the governing party took place when he first appeared in April.

Ramaphosa says that as a party, the ANC often finds itself unable to record the minutes of some meetings.

“I think that you can ascribe that to rather unfortunate recordkeeping because in the in the main, the ANC has so many meetings one after the other so many committees and I think those that are in charge just take notes and just take a decision and then it is communicated,” says Ramaphosa.

Video: President Ramaphosa appears before the Commission:


ANC deputy secretary-general, Jessie Duarte says it is important that the truth comes out of what happened during state capture.

She says this will help the government to lead the nation better and unbundle what has been done incorrectly.

Duarte says the State Capture Commission will provide a way of looking at statecraft. Duarte was speaking outside the Commission.

“The President today will round up matters that were outstanding with regard to the ANC and then of course he will answer questions that might pertain to the state itself. It is a good thing that we have done – we called for this commission. Whether the country is being pushed to the brink because of this Commission we need to accept and understand that counter-revolution needs one spark. And I think that whatever we do, we will come out stronger, not weaker,” says Duarte .

Jessie Duarte on Ramaphosa appearing before the commission: