Ramaphosa promises to take action against corrupt ministers

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says he will take action against Ministers accused of corruption. He was replying to a question from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on how he can be trusted while he has ministers accused of corruption in his cabinet.

Ramaphosa was answering questions in the National Assembly.

“The department of water (must be led) to accountability as well as to transparency,” Ramaphosa said.

Ramaphosa also said he supports the establishment of additional banks in South Africa that would focus on offering services to people living in the townships. He said he would like to see a bank that also focuses on small and medium enterprises – which are key to the financial welfare of the country.

This comes amid calls from the EFF and others for the establishment of a state owned bank. Ramaphosa was responding to this question from EFF MP Floyd Shivambu.

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