- The COPE leader made the explosive allegations in Parliament
- Lekota accused Ramaphosa of betraying his colleagues in the struggle in order to receive a lighter sentence
- He says that Ramaphosa accused Lekota and others of spreading "communist ideas"
COPE's Mosiuoa Lekota claims that Cyril Ramaphosa sold out his struggle colleagues to apartheid police in the 1970s.
Lekota made the bombshell accusation during a session in Parliament.
He says that the president betrayed his associates so that he would receive less jail time.
Lekota and Ramaphosa both spent time behind bars in the 1970s for anti-apartheid activities. However, Lekota says that Ramaphosa received a lighter sentence because he snitched on his comrades.
He claims that Ramaphosa accused Lekota and others of spreading "communist ideas", thus landing them with heftier sentences and reducing Ramaphosa's own jail time.
"I say this to you,because the special branch rewarded you as they always rewarded their victims and sent you home," Lekota said, referring to the president.
Lekota's accusation followed several attacks by opposition party members on Ramaphosa's SONA, but the COPE leader's allegations were by far the most explosive.
The EFF gave Lekota a standing ovation following his remarks, and even offered Lekota the EFF's own speaking time to expand on his allegations, according to The South African.
Lekota added that he would not be accompanying Ramaphosa on an upcoming trip, saying that Ramaphosa has not acccompanied him and their fellow activists on their trip to Robben Island.
Ramaphosa has not yet officially responded to Lekota's claims.
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