Mantashe confident proper decisions will be taken as recommended by State Capture report

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African National Congress (ANC) National Chairperson Gwede Mantashe says he is confident that proper decisions will be taken as recommended in the State Capture Commission’s first report.

Mantashe was speaking while paying a courtesy visit to the VhaVenda Royal Council palace in Dzanani outside Louis Trichardt in Limpopo.

This is part of the build-up of the 110th-anniversary celebrations and the January 8th statement of the ANC to be held in Polokwane on Saturday.

“It has been handed over to the President, any decision will be taken based on the commission’s report,” says Mantashe.

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo hands over the State Capture Commission Report to President Cyril Ramaphosa:

He has also reacted to the court ruling in the VhaVenda kingship’s battle. The Constitutional Court ruled that a decision to recognise Toni Mphephu Ramabulana as king was unlawful and should be set aside

“Our attitude is simple, affairs must be handled by traditional people and then the state just satisfies the decision of the traditional leader and we leave it like that.”

The spokesperson for VhaVenda Royal Council, Ntsieni Ramabulana, says they will get proper advice from royal council members regarding the kingship.

Ntsieni Ramabulana says the royal family still has to decide on the court’s decision.

“Well, after the court ruling, you would have realised and you also hear from the ANC that the court said that the family must go back and sit down and look at this matter. The competency of such a decision lies with the family, so the family looks at it as the time to consider it, to go through what court has said.”