- The Economic Freedom Fighters have called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to take a leave of absence
- This comes following the release of adverse findings levied against the president by the Public Protector
- Ramaphosa has revealed that he will be taking the findings against him on an urgent judicial review
The EFF has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to take a leave of absence while he attempts to clear his name.
In a statement, the party claimed that the president was conflicted and should deal with the findings before resuming his duties:
“No setting president should be in direct conflict with a Chapter 9 constitutional office for things he is guilty of."
Briefly.co.za reported that the president announced that he will be taking Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report on an urgent judicial review to be set aside, deeming the report 'fundamentally and irretrievably-flawed'.
However, the EFF was not satisfied with the president's media briefing, claiming it was half an hour of 'blowing hot air':
“A man elected on the ticket of transparency should have revealed who funded his campaign to become president of the ANC and accept the mistakes of having not declared all this money as it is required by law. This is especially because he does not deny that money was raised in his name and for him."
The party has now called on the National Prosecuting Authority, the Hawks and Parliament to implement the actions recommended by the report, adamant that Ramaphosa taking the report on review does not suspend its authority, reports EWN.
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