The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have filed papers at the Constitutional Court of South Africa to declare – the National Assembly vote to not adopt the Section 89 Independent Panel Report into the Phala Phala Farm – as irrational and unlawful.
The party says President Cyril Ramaphosa must and will ultimately account for the crimes he committed in Phala Phala Farm.
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“The fact that the ANC abused their majority in Parliament to bury the scathing report does not by any stretch of the imagination mean that he is innocent,” the EFF said.
The Section 89 Independent Panel Report, led by former Justice Sandile Ngcobo, found prima facie evidence of wrongdoing and that Ramaphosa may have violated the Constitution of South Africa and his oath of office.
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“Ramaphosa, through this Independent Panel Report which remains unchallenged, stands accused of money laundering, trading in illicit funds, keeping foreign currency in his mattresses, kidnapping alleged thieves of his illicit currency, and misusing state resources to recover these illicit funds.”
Sinawo Thambo, the national spokesperson for EFF, says the ruling party uses its political majority to vote against efforts to hold those who lead our country accountable for violations of our Constitution.
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Referring to the suspension of six EFF Members of Parliament (MPs), Thambo said they were suspended for holding Ramaphosa accountable for corruption and constitutional delinquency, the rules of Parliament are changed drastically to stifle opposition voices, and
“The EFF will not be complicit in the destruction of Parliament as an institution of transparency and accountability, and we will not stand idly by as the Constitution of South Africa is violated with impunity.,” he said
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