Tebogo Msimanga |
ActionSA says it begging all ANC and Opposition MPs alike to vote in favour of initiating impeachment proceedings against President Cyril Ramaphosa. The party said it is central to democratic accountability that Parliament forges ahead with a public and transparent impeachment inquiry in the interests of satisfying South Africans that their elected officials are seeking justice on their behalf against a President who has a serious case to answer for.
This comes after the Speaker of Parliament, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, convened a full, in-person sitting of the National Assembly (NA) this afternoon to consider the Section 89 Independent Panel investigation into the Phala Phala farmgate debacle.
ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba said there can be no doubt that an impeachment probe by Parliament is warranted given the serious allegations made against the President by a committee empanelled by Parliament itself. “While we welcome the National Assembly being convened to do its work, we are concerned that this is a cynical ploy for the ANC to use its majority to close ranks and shield the President from accountability”.
Mashaba added that history must not repeat itself in this regard and President Ramaphosa must be subjected to due process so that South Africans can satisfy themselves that justice is being served in this matter.