Cash And Cushions: The Scandal Engulfing South Africa’s Ramaphosa

Written by on December 13, 2022

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is embroiled in a scandal over an alleged cover-up that has imperilled his political future.

A complaint filed in June accused Ramaphosa of having attempted to conceal the theft of a cash haul at his farm.

It alleged he arranged for the burglars to be kidnapped and bribed into silence when he should have reported the robbery to police.

Following an outcry by a tiny opposition party, parliament empowered an independent panel to investigate the affair.

The probe has concluded Ramaphosa may have committed serious violations and misconduct.

Parliament is discussing the report on Tuesday — a debate that potentially opens the way to a vote to remove Ramaphosa from office.

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