- Julius Malema asked the president to appoint a commission of inquiry to investigate the allegations
- This follows Terror Lekota's bombshell accusation that Ramaphosa betrayed his comrades to the apartheid police
- The EFF said if Ramaphosa was truly transparent he would have no problem with the inquiry
The EFF has demanded that a commission of inquiry be opened into Terror Lekota's claims that Cyril Ramaphosa sold out his struggle comrades to the apartheid police.
Julius Malema has written to the president, asking that the Zondo Commission's deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo preside over the inquiry.
This follows Lekota's bombshell accusation against Ramaphosa. The COPE leader alleges that in the 1970s, the president betrayed his colleagues in exchange for a lighter prison sentence.
The EFF said it believed the accusations were serious and added that a person who collaborated with the apartheid regime could not serve as president of a democratic South Africa.
Malema also said if Ramaphosa truly valued transparency and openness, he would have no problem with such an investigation being conducted into his past.
Malema went on to claim that Lekota told him about documents and affivdaits which back up his allegations.
In Parliament, the party gave Lekota a standing ovation after he raised the issue, even offering to give Lektoa their speaking time so that he could elaborate on his claims.
Lekota's allegations quickly caused a stir on social media, where the response to it was mixed. Some said they had always suspected Ramaphosa of being a sell out, while others said Lekota was lying.
Regardless, it remains to be seen what impact these allegations may have on the president's popularity, especially as the elections inch closer.
Ramaphosa has not yet officially responded to the accusations.
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