Minister Naledi Pandor Says Cyril Ramaphosa “Will Remain President in 2023”, Leaving Many Annoyed

Minister Naledi Pandor Says Cyril Ramaphosa “Will Remain President in 2023”, Leaving Many Annoyed

  • Minister of International Relations and Co-Operation Naledi Pandor believes that President Cyril Ramaphosa will not resign
  • She said the president would only be removed if something “unexpected” occurs while addressing her department
  • Minister Pandor’s comments came a day before Members of Parliament are expected to debate the Phala Phala report

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JOHANNESBURG - Minister of International Relations and Co-Operation Naledi Pandor believes that President Cyril Ramaphosa is here to stay.

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Minister Naledi Pandor says President Cyril Ramaphosa will remain in office next year. Image: Daniel Leal-Olivas & Eduardo Munoz
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While delivering her department’s end-of-the-year briefing, Pandor made the comments saying Ramaphosa will remain in office. She said the president would only be removed if something “unexpected” occurs.

Reacting to the Parliament’s Section 89’s Phala Phala report, the minister said that Ramaphosa has the right to review it. She added that the country will not have a different president in 2023, TimesLIVE reported.

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Pandor assured international investors that South Africa remains a stable democracy despite the calls for Ramaphosa to resign. Her comments came a day before Members of Parliament are expected to debate the Phala Phala report.

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JacarandaFM reported that the MPs will vote on a way forward following the Phala Phala saga. The report found that Ramaphosa may have violated the constitution and breached the country’s laws during the burglary at his farm in 2020.

The proceedings on Tuesday, 13 December could see a decision to impeach the president.

Citizens react to Naledi Pandor’s remarks:

Phetole Aubrey said:

“We just need to vote ANC out of power come 2024. Give it time away from leadership so that it can come to sense that we need service delivery, not corruption and Capitalism.”

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Musa Mnyandu posted:

“All these pensioners are just lovestruck with Ramaphosa.”

Seun Guys commented:

“I think Cyril Ramaphosa, promised her another high post in Parliament, the time she will be the minister of pensioners.”

Tshepo Kobuoe wrote:

“After ConCourt finds a case in all this Phala Phala issue all those ministers who are backing this flipping skelm must also resign.”

Ndiitwani Aifheli added:

“These are people that must retire if they are old enough or the ANC youth league is not there they can select some of the youth.”

President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa will rise above its issues, citizens call for action

Briefly News also reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa believes that the country will rise above adversity despite the numerous challenges citizens face daily.

In his weekly newsletter, Ramaphosa addressed several key issues that are affecting the country, including loadshedding. He said the government has taken steps to improve generating capacity to end the continuous blackouts that have been affecting South Africans for more than a decade.

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He said the procurement of renewable energy has been accelerated while making energy generation more accessible to the private sector.

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Bianca Lalbahadur Bianca Lalbahadur is a current affairs journalist at Briefly News. With a knack for writing hard-hitting content, she is dedicated to being the eyes and ears of South Africans. As a young and vibrant journalist, Bianca is passionate about providing quality and factual stories that impact citizens. She graduated from the Independent Institute of Education in 2017 and has worked at several award-winning Caxton associated community newspapers.

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