Ramaphosa urged the ANC to seize the moment as an opportunity to deal with the recommendations and intensify the process of renewing the organisation and society at large.
“Importantly, the NEC subcommittees and deployees in the executive and legislatures should as a matter of urgency apply themselves to the recommendations.”
Ramaphosa said in the task team’s discussion document, the ANC acknowledges it should have done better to prevent the abuse of power and misappropriation of resources. He reiterated a statement by the Zondo commission that as long as the ANC is in power, the failure of the party to reform and renew itself, as undertaken, will render the state unable to rid itself of the scourge of state capture and corruption.
“The ANC does admit it made mistakes. As it sought to execute the mandate it was given by voters, it failed to live up to the expectations of our people and was inconsistent in upholding the values.
“In our submission at the state capture inquiry, we said as the leadership, duly elected, we acknowledge the shortcomings of our organisation and further undertook to work alongside all South Africans to ensure the era of state capture is subjugated to history. That’s what we said.”
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