Cape Town - Speaking at the Chris Hani Memorial lecture in Kwa-Nobuhle, Uitenhage, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said allegations that individuals were exerting undue influence over state appointments and procurement decisions should be of grave concern for the African National Congress.

He said the issue of "State Capture" needed to be addressed and the "wrongdoing exposed".

Ramaphosa said the ANC should "support the establishment of an effective, credible mechanism to investigate these claims."

This is a live recording of Ramaphosa's speech: