Presidency cautioned DA against political “opportunism”

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The Presidency has urged political parties not to use the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture for what it refers to as cheap political points scoring.

This after the Democratic Alliance called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to appoint an independent inquiry into the Bosasa disclosures.

The facility and management company’s former COO, Angelo Agrizza‘s damning testimony before the Zondo Commission has dominated headlines after he implicated top ANC officials.

The DA’s shadow minister of Public Enterprises, Natasha Mazzone, says Ramaphosa’s links to Bosasa must be investigated.

“As the Democratic Alliance, we’ve lodge many charges against people regarding state capture including in BOSASA and with our state-owned entities. And isn’t it interesting to know that many of names and the players are the same. The modus operandi was the same, the same structures were used, so what we’re seeing here is just more evidence coming forward, that state capture was almost the greatest heist of all time and South Africa was saved when we were at the brink of collapse.”

The spokesperson of the Presidency Khusela Diko has cautioned the DA against what she terms political opportunism.

“Allow it the necessary space to complete its business and at the end of it we’ll get the recommendations. I mean, you’ve already seen some pro-active measures that are taken by some of the people that are implicated. For example, minister Nene, who chose to resign based on the revelations that have come out from the commission. But the President is clear, let’s allow the commission to complete its work and then we’ll act on the recommendations that will come from that.”