Have we just seen the political opponents of Cyril Ramaphosa take their first step towards removing him from office? The controversial ‘cash stash’ story – which revealed MILLIONS of dollars had been found at one of the president’s farms – is now taking on a life of its own.
Removing Ramaphosa? First steps taken to ‘vote out’ president
The African Transformation Movement (ATM) has contacted Parliament about the matter, sparking a chain of events that could eventually lead to President Ramaphosa’s downfall. However, a lot of moving parts would have to come together before an ousting could take place.
- The ATM has started the process, by officially reporting the ‘cash stash’ to Parliament.
- That means the party have requested for the National Assembly to conduct its own investigation in Ramaphosa’s behaviour.
- It’s alleged that the president’s failure to report a robbery at his premises violates the Parliamentary Code of Ethics.
- Allegations of ‘an unlawful concealment of cash’ could also constitute serious misconduct.
- Should Parliamentary officials find any wrongdoing, a motion to remove the president would be tabled in Parliament.
- House Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has been given SEVEN DAYS from Monday 6 June to make a decision.
Cyril’s cash stash may face Parliamentary inquiry
The ATM, with two representatives in Parliament, has never been afraid to throw its weight around. The minority party previously launched a motion of no confidence against Ramaphosa before – and this time, they are emboldened to push things further.
Ramaphosa remains under fire, after he admitted that millions of dollars WERE being kept at his property in Limpopo, before some of the loot was stolen. He failed to report the robbery at his Bela-Bela farm – generating wild speculation amongst the president’s fiercest critics:
“After careful consideration by the ATM, we have decided to report this matter to the National Assembly. We request that a committee is set-up, and we hold the strong view that these startling allegations now require their own inquiry.”
“If substantiated, the alleged gross misconduct of President Cyril Ramaphosa wouldn’t just flout the Executive Members Code, but it’d also break laws stipulated by the Prevention of Organised Crime Act, and the Financial Intelligence Act.”ATM statement
- The UDM, meanwhile, is now encouraging Cyril Ramaphosa to ‘take a sabbatical’…
[BREAKING NEWS]- UDM has asked for Cyril Ramaphosa to take sabbatical leave. pic.twitter.com/1TZ0L1nRG8— Vladimir aka Bikovich (@FriendsOfZuma) June 6, 2022