The ANC is up in arms after 5 western countries sent a warning to the President. In the statement, the countries warned Ramaphosa that a failure to act against individuals implicated in corruption would place foreign investment at risk.
The ANC has accused the USA, UK, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands of pushing for a regime change in South Africa.
According to Eyewitness News, this is in response to a report that the countries had written to President Cyril Ramaphosa, warning that a failure to take action against people implicated in corruption would place foreign investment in jeopardy.
As a result, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to summon representatives from the countries to discuss what was deemed a breach of protocol.
The Department was satisfied with the outcome of the meeting, saying the countries had conceded that they had been wrong to send the document directly to the President.
According to the Department, the representatives had agreed to follow proper diplomatic channels and protocols in the future.
However, Zizi Kodwa of the ANC is not impressed, adamant that the move had sinister connotations:
“We see this as nothing else but as part of an agenda for regime change.”
The acting national spokesman says other countries must give the government space, elaborating that the process of dealing with corruption has already started.
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