South Africa: President Cyril Ramaphosa escapes impeachment

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, mired in a scandal for months, escaped the opening of an impeachment procedure on Tuesday, the Parliament having largely opposed it after a heated debate.

The assembly voted against it with c214 votes, for 148 votes and two abstentions. Each of the deputies presents stated their choice, speaking in the eleven official languages of the country.

Mr Ramaphosa, 70, who made his fortune in business earlier than growing to the pinnacle job, is accused of concealing from the police and the tax authorities a burglary of his belongings in Phala Phala, wherein he increases uncommon cattle.

In February 2020, intruders left with $ 580,000 unearthed below the cushions of a sofa. The fruit of the sale of twenty buffaloes, in keeping with the president. Dirty money, in keeping with the criticism filed in June with the aid of using a political opponent.

Mr Ramaphosa, who spent Tuesday the day between Pretoria and Johannesburg, isn’t charged, and the police research continues.

Soukaina Sghir


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