Social media reacts to Ramaphosa’s State Capture appearance

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President Cyril Ramaphosa’s appearance at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, on Wednesday, had tongues wagging on social media as South Africans shared their views on the proceedings in Braamfontein.

Ramaphosa appeared for the first time at the commission in his capacity as the African National Congress (ANC) president.

South Africans online scrutinised his testimony and posted mixed reactions on social media platforms.

Some were divided on how his testimony started while others noted how his testimony could have shed more light and brought forward more evidence.

Social commentator, Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, shared his thoughts on Ramaphosa’s appearance, asking if the public had learned anything from Ramaphosa’s testimony.

Another social media user suggests the interaction between President Ramaphosa and Commission Chair, Deputy Chief Justice, Raymond Zondo was a bit too friendly.

One user had an issue with Ramaphosa being addressed as ‘The President’.

In support of President Ramaphosa

Lethabo says the opening statement was satisfying, saying Ramaphosa spoke about ‘real issues’ instead of ‘non-existent spys’.

Another Twitter user seems to be in support of Lethabo’ claims, commending Ramaphosa’s opening day.


Matome had a different view all together, saying the president’s testimony sounded like electioneering.


Ramaphosa will continue his testimony as ANC President on Thursday. He will appear again in his capacity as the President of South African at a later date.