Davos-Klosters - President Cyril Ramaphosa is upfront about the scourge of state capture, much of which is being laid bare daily before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry.
This is according to presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko who was responding to a question on whether foreign heads of state and international investors asked about state capture and corruption and the effect it has had on the country.
"Indeed they do, but even before international audiences ask, it is an issue that the president always brings up," Diko said in Davos, Switzerland, where Ramaphosa is leading Team SA on a major drive to attract investment at the annual World Economic Forum summit.
"We are dealing with the challenges that we faced on state capture. South Africans will know that right now the commission on state capture is undertaking its work, there are a number of engagements that are being made in there, obviously people will have to cross-examine and get their stories, but it is doing exactly what we intended it to do and that is to ensure that we bring these issues out in the public domain, to be properly ventilated, so that we are able to get to the bottom of what really transpired over the last nine years."
She added: "So we have been speaking about that, but we have also been speaking about how, within state institutions itself, we are rooting out these issues and the successes are there for many of us to see."