Parliament defends handling of president’s Phala-Phala theft saga


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Parliament has denied that it’s dragging its feet in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Phala-Phala farm saga.

The legislative body dismissed opposition party assertions and insists that calls for the establishment of an impeachment committee to probe this case is premature and inconsistent with the National Assembly’s rules and procedures. It further argues that the house speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has always acted swiftly and consistently in matters related to oversight.

It comes as the African Transformation Movement (ATM) was finally successful in its Section 89 submission which was previously rejected. Parliament had to apparently have several engagements with the party over compliance. It says therefore the delay in processing the matter was never out of the alleged inaction of the speaker.

An independent panel of experts is now expected to be appointed and decide whether President Ramaphosa has a case to answer on the allegations of money laundering related to the robbery at of foreign currency at his Limpopo farm.

President Ramaphosa who has paraded himself as a transparent leader has failed to be open about the 2020 incident and its potential cover up.




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