President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the ANC integrity fee’s criticism of him as a result of he mentioned it confirmed the physique was totally unbiased and fearless.

The fee, in a report launched simply earlier than Christmas final yr, accused Ramaphosa of attempting to evade showing earlier than it for a yr and a half, however he ultimately did so in November.

In an interview on Saturday with the SABC’s Mzwandile Mbeje, Ramaphosa mentioned:

“I might say, sure, they had been appropriate to chastise me as a result of that, in itself, proves that they’re unbiased. They won’t say, ‘this can be a president and we should not have mentioned that’. So I may be chastised by an unbiased construction just like the integrity fee.”

Ramaphosa didn’t deal with the substance of their accusations towards him.

The fee mentioned it was disillusioned as a result of it had, for 18 months, been requesting Ramaphosa, verbally and in writing, to fulfill, and that he appeared to evade the fee by saying a authorized course of wanted to occur first.

Ramaphosa additionally insisted on bringing attorneys alongside, which isn’t allowed as a result of the fee does not cope with authorized issues.