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7 parties to push for Ramaphosa to be held accountable for Phala Phala burglary

The parties agreed that several avenues, including a Section 89 and ad hoc committees, as well as a motion of no confidence could be used to hold the president accountable.

Chief Justice Raymond Zondo presents President Cyril Ramaphosa with the final part of his State Capture Report on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Photo: GCIS

JOHANNESBURG – Seven of South Africa’s main opposition parties have expressed doubts about Parliament’s handling of the saga of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala farm robbery and they have decided unanimously to press for be held responsible.

The Democratic Alliance (DA), Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), United Democratic Movement (UDM), National Freedom Party (NFP), African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) and the African Transformation Movement (ATM) all met on Wednesday and they all agreed to press for the Public Protector to make public Ramaphosa’s answers to the 31 questions put to him by the institution of Chapter 9.

The parties agreed that several avenues, including a Section 89 and ad hoc committees, as well as a motion of no confidence could be used to hold the president accountable.

Former spy boss Arthur Fraser has filed a criminal complaint against the president, accusing him of fraud, bribery, money laundering and assault.

Ramaphosa has since admitted the burglary took place but hasn’t said much else.

ATM’s Vuyo Zungula: “We as political parties went back to the President who reached out to other institutions to force accountability and it didn’t yield the results we would have liked, so we said that we need to be more united so that we can make sure we are able to have an impact.”



7 parties to push for Ramaphosa to be held accountable for Phala Phala burglary

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