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South Africa: Ramaphosa Evades Impeachment As MPs Vote Against Adopting Phala Phala Report

South Africa: Ramaphosa Evades Impeachment As MPs Vote Against Adopting Phala Phala Report

South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa will not face an impeachment process after a majority of MPs voted against the adoption of the Phala Phala report.

Only 148 members of parliament voted in favour and 214 voted against, while two MPs abstained from the vote. 

In the end, National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula ruled that the Section 89 process would not proceed.

Earlier, ANC president aspirant Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was one of only five ANC members of Parliament to vote in favour of proceeding with a full inquiry into the impeachment of President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Eliciting heaps of criticism from fellow ANC MPs in the National Assembly on Tuesday, Dlamini Zuma said: “As a disciplined member of the ANC, I vote yes,” City Press reported.

The ANC occupies 230 of the 400 seats in the National Assembly.

ANC MPs Tandi Mahambehlala, Supra Mahumapelo, Mosebenzi Zwane and Mervyn Dirks also voted yes.

Ramaphosa is being accused of misconduct and potentially violating the oath of office after large sums of foreign currency were found hidden at his private game farm. He failed to report the money missing when it was stolen in 2020. 

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Sandman 1 month ago

their economy is stable so it's not a big deal to them.

V 1 month ago

Apa ndapona nekusura apa

S.A president 1 month ago

Apa ndapona nekusura apa🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵

jz 1 month ago

but muchaona kut achangobva pachigaro pa2024apo pavachaita maelections

@ v 1 month ago

man up xaa usashaye

hunter 1 month ago

telecel lines not working for 2 weeks pane anoziva zviri kuitika here

as you always say 1 month ago

it's sanctions 🥱🥱🥱

truth 1 month ago

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. 1 month ago

kutakura magesti from chiredzi


Dott 1 month ago

Telecel ichoko nhai...??

TT 1 month ago

Imota yemawire

John Chibatura 1 month ago

Ramaposa's freedom is now only being secured by his position as Head of State. As soon as he steps out of that position i foresee a tough road ahead of him, the Zuma way or even worse for him. The prison gates are waiting for him. if i were him i would be building my mansion somewhere in rural Zimbabwe to escape to when the time is right and enjoy deplomatic immunity in Zanu's hands.

Dofo 1 month ago

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Machiavelli 1 month ago

While Cyril's fight in Parliament is over and won, he still has to fight the Phala Phala saga in two more arenas, namely within the ANC and in the courts.

The Public Protector chose the wrong forum, Parliament because it appeared easier to get to Cyril Adams he already had enemies within the ANC and she wrongly assumed that opposition votes plus renegade ANC parliamentarians would elect to boot out Ramaphosa. Wrong move.

Within the ANC, the battle for the presidency now does not appear to be as finely drawn as was before. The NEC and the Ethics Committee have refused to eject Ramaphosa. The Zuma/Zulu fraction has been weakened by the exit of Ace Magas**** from the NEC, the political emasculation of Jacob Zuma (through the the loss of freedom) and the lack of a credible figure to fight Cyril. Nkosazana Zuma has committed political hara kiri by voting against Cyril in parliament.

Ramaphosa appeared weakened a few weeks ago, but it appears he has ridden the tsunami and survived.

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