Former president Jacob Zuma suggested that president Cyril Ramaphosa knew about “most important decisions made by the presidency”. Here is the full text of the concluding paragraph:
“Finally, I wish to confirm that at all material times hereto, President Ramaphosa diligently served as my Deputy President and he would have been familiar with most important and relevant decisions made by the cabinet or the presidency.
I trust that my input and confirmation of the President’s allegations will be of assistance to the court.” – Jacob Zuma’s affidavit, submitted to ConCourt.
The subtext is a loud declaration of “if I’m going down, you’re coming with me.” Zuma’s words suggest that any deals he did with the Guptas or dodgy deals facilitated in government would, more often than not, have been on Ramaphosa’s radar.