Ramaphosa in desperate fight to defend his presidency

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- citizen.co.za | 2 months ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa is in a last stand battle for his presidency as opposition parties and internal ANC detractors smell blood over the Public protector’s report on his statements to parliament over a payment from Bosasa.

Busisiwe Mkhwebane had originally found that Ramaphosa deliberately misled the National assembly on November 6 last year when he claimed to know nothing about a donation to his campaign from Bosasa. The public protector explained she believed him to be in breach of the Executive Ethics Code due to the fact that he “should have allowed himself sufficient time to research a well-informed response”.

While the president is likely to interdict the implementation of the report, its mere presence has been enough to strengthen his enemies from within the party and embolden those opposition parties who have seen a decrease in support from when Zuma was president.

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