CYriel Ramaphosa is a mystery; his presidency has been disappointing. But if there’s one thing he keeps talking about, it’s the importance of the rule of law, especially the constitution he helped draft as Nelson Mandela’s right-hand man. His greatest success as South African president was rebuilding some of the criminal justice institutions destroyed by his predecessor Jacob Zuma.
On November 30, the rule of law becomes personal.A panel of former judges appointed by Parliament concluded there was enough evidence to suggest the president acted wrong in a bizarre saga involving cash on a couch CongressmanLet’s consider impeaching him. Over the next 24 hours, he considered resigning, in part because he felt it would be hypocritical not to.
However, with the support of cabinet allies and provincial bigwigs within the African National Congress (African National Congress), Mr Ramaphosa chose to fight and run for re-election at the ruling party’s national conference, which begins on December 16. Mr Ramaphosa also asked South Africa’s Supreme Court to annul the panel’s findings for lack of evidence. CongressmanOne may choose to wait for that ruling ahead of debate on the panel report scheduled for Dec. 13.due to most Congressmanmust vote to impeach the president, and African National Congress With 57.5 percent of the seats, it would take a majority of his party to turn against him.
In another twist, Mr. Ramaphosa’s version of the murmur is elevated to a fantastical version. Many South Africans — including the panelists — wondered why he hid $580,000 (or possibly more) in a couch at his game farm and then stole it from the couch. Mr Ramaphosa said it came from selling the buffalo to a Sudanese businessman. On December 5, the ever-mysterious ungulate shopper Hazim Mustafa told Sky News that he did buy the buffalo, but he was unable to collect it due to the pandemic. Plus, “$580,000 is nothing to a businessman like me. I don’t know what the biggest problem is,” he added.
Mr Ramaphosa still has to overcome several hurdles to keep his job and reputation. These included other agencies investigating the couch incident, winning his petition to the Constitutional Court and frustrating efforts by internal enemies to overthrow him. African National Congress. At least he looks like a fighting game. ■