South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, embroiled in a scandal for months, will be suspended on Tuesday after parliament decided to begin impeachment proceedings.
Members of Parliament will meet in Cape Town at 12:00 GMT for an extraordinary session. If more than 50% of them believe the Dirk theft, which has been indicted since June, is sufficiently serious, a process will begin to investigate the case more closely.
Ramaphosa, 70, who made a fortune in business before becoming president, said police and his IRS said he broke into Farah Mansion on his property, which is two hours away from Pretoria. accused of hiding
A congressional report prepared by three lawyers in late November concluded that Ramaphosa may have broken the law in the case. Congress must decide on this basis.
“It doesn’t matter if today’s president is guilty or innocent,” opposition First Party (DA) leader John Steenhuisen said Tuesday morning. “But it is important for Congress to consider this issue by opening the door and calling witnesses.”
“You will not be directed to irrelevant reports, We will not be intimidated,” Communication Minister khumbudzo Ntshavheni, warned upon arriving at parliament. He voted against opening impeachment proceedings and “the ANC is numbered.”