Ramatlhodi denies spy claims, challenges Zuma to stand-off at inquiry

Ramatlhodi denies spy claims, challenges Zuma to stand-off at inquiry

Former mineral resources and public service minister, Ngoako Ramatlhodi, has denied allegations levied against him by Jacob Zuma. The former president had accused him of acting as a spy within the ANC.

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Ngoako Ramatlhodi has reportedly rubbished claims against put forward by Jacob Zuma today at the Zondo Commission.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the former president had claimed Ramatlhodi had been recruited while studying in Lesotho.

During his testimony, Zuma claimed that the former minister's allegations against him had formed part of a plot to damage his reputation, adding that he had acted under instruction:

“What made comrade Ngoako behave the way he did here, saying that I’ve auctioned the country? Saying I do what I like? He’s carrying out an instruction.”

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Ramatlhodi has since lashed out at the former president, challenging him to back up his allegations:

“I am ready to [go] under a lie detector with him. We can meet before the commission. The commission can press both of us as to who is telling the truth and who is lying."

The Citizen reports that the ex-president's claims have prompted people to question how he could appoint the minister, believing that he was a spy.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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