DAVOS-KLOSTERS - South Africa Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday described the pending commission of inquiry into state capture as a "huge plus", as "we are now going to go to the depths of what corruption has been taking place in our state-owned enterprises".
Ramaphosa was speaking during a press conference at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, shortly after the commission's terms of reference were published in the Government Gazette.
The terms included that any ill-gotten gains attained through a potentially compromised relationship between President Jacob Zuma and his family and the controversial Gupta family will be investigated by the Zondo Commission, to be headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.
Ramaphosa said he had not yet seen the terms of reference set by Zuma and would "need time to look at them, to study them and see the extent to which they are going to enable the commission of inquiry to do its work effectively".
"For instance, I know that the deputy chief justice has been saying he needs those terms of reference to be out so that he can start his work," Ramaphosa said.