ANC Veterans Say Ramaphosa Will Be Asked To Resign if He Loses Review, SA Reacts: “He Will Never Lose a Case”

ANC Veterans Say Ramaphosa Will Be Asked To Resign if He Loses Review, SA Reacts: “He Will Never Lose a Case”

  • The ANC Veterans League said President Ramaphosa will be asked to resign if he loses the Section 89 review in court
  • Snuki Zikalala said there are many inconsistencies in the damning Phala Phala report, and Ramaphosa deserves a chance to defend himself
  • South Africans took to social media to weigh in on the ANC Veterans' stance and predicted the outcome of the review

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ANC veterans spoke Ramaphosa's Phala Phala review
Snuki Zikalala says the ANC veterans will ask Ramaphosa to resign if he loses his review. Image: @koko_matshela/Twitter and Gulshan Khan/Getty
Source: UGC

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) Veterans' League has decided to give President Cyril Ramaphosa a chance to review the Section 89 report before revoking its support.

The Veterans' League President, Snuki Zikalala, said Ramaphosa should be allowed to challenge the findings from the scathing report. However, if the Constitutional Court determines that there is a case, they'll ask him to step down, reported TimesLIVE.

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Zikalala stated that the panel of experts could not make irrefutable findings, and that's why they have given Ramaphosa a chance to contest the report.

"We were shocked by the findings. Initially, when we read the panel’s report, we did not go deeper into it. We just said, 'no, he must go'. That was our first reaction, but when we went deeper into the findings, we found it has lots of loopholes like ‘he may have’. You cannot punish a person on issues like ‘may’, you must have concrete evidence that this person has violated the constitution."

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Zikalala added that ANC veterans are also waiting for the outcome of the investigation by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) and Hawks to determine if Ramaphosa broke foreign currency laws.

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Mzansi's comments are below:

Jabu Carter said:

"Losing a review doesn't mean he is guilty of any crime."

Rozario Brown wrote:

"He won't lose in the ConCourt. His boy, Zondo, got the memo."

Fiona Hickman mentioned:

"So much greed and jealousy amongst this lot."

Zeykjan Magwira posted:

"Ramaphosa will pass through all those strings of traps."

Mthokozisi Khumalo shared:

"Knowing very well, he will never lose a case in SA courts."

Cyril Ramaphosa could still be impeached despite legal bid to have Phala Phala report reviewed

In a related story, Briefly News reported that Parliament has the green light to forge ahead with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s possible impeachment process despite him legally challenging the Section 89 panel’s Phala Phala report.

National Assembly legal advisor Zuraya Adhikarie answered questions related to Ramaphosa’s application.

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Hilary Sekgota (Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content) Hilary Sekgota is the Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content at Briefly News. She completed a BA in Communication Science from Unisa in 2018 and a Diploma in Journalism from Varsity College in 2010. She also passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative. Hilary joined the Briefly News team in 2022 and started her journalism career at Tshwane Sun. She has 12 years of experience covering current affairs and human interest topics. Email: hilary.sekgota@briefly.co.za

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