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DA proposes three retired judges for Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala investigation

Cyril Ramaphosa

Johannesburg – The Democratic Alliance has suggested three retired judges to serve on the Section 89 Parliamentary Inquiry panel, which would conduct an initial probe into the Phala Phala issue surrounding President Cyril Ramaphosa in preparation for an impeachment procedure.

According to IOL, the panel, the first of its sort since the rules were set a few years ago, will evaluate if there is sufficient evidence for Parliament to launch an impeachment proceeding pursuant to Section 89 of the Constitution.

Today, we submitted the names of retired justices Yvonne Makgoro and Dikgang Moseneke and retired judge Jeanette Traverso for the purposes of National Assembly Rule 129D. (Wednesday).

According to DA Chief Whip Siviwe Gwarube, all three candidates “have substantial legal knowledge and would fully comprehend the Section 89 Panel’s responsibilities and the need for its independence.”

“In view of yesterday’s (Tuesday) brazen violation for parliamentary rules by the Speaker of the National Assembly in plenary, it is apparent that we must exhaust all legislative tools to hold the president accountable. “The Speaker has demonstrated her determination to render the House of Representatives ineffective and continue the slaughter begun by some of her predecessors,” she said.

She said that Tuesday’s dismal parliamentary session increased the need for an ad hoc committee to investigate Ramaphosa and the suspected exploitation of state institutions.

Tuesday, Ramaphosa declined to answer a question on the heist at his Phala Phala estate in Limpopo in 2020.

She proclaimed, “We will continue to push for this to occur.

The Speaker will now select panel members in accordance with the regulations. The group has 30 days after the appointments to provide a recommendation to the Speaker and the House. We will closely monitor this procedure.

Arthur Fraser, the former director of the South African State Security Agency, filed a police report in June alleging the theft of $4 million from Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala Farm in Limpopo.

He filed charges of bribery, money laundering, kidnapping, and concealment of a crime against Ramaphosa.

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