Political party Al Jama-ah warned that Parliament’s rushed impeachment of President Cyril Ramaphosa would destabilised the country.
Ramaphosa recused himself from the African National Congress’ (ANC) National Working Committee (NWC) meeting which discussed the Phala Phala matter at Nasrec, south of Johannesburg on Sunday.
The NWC spent the day trying to chart a way forward, following the release of the report of the section 89 independent panel of experts.
It found that Ramaphosa has a case to answer on constitutional grounds regarding regarding the alleged theft of millions of US dollars in cash from his Phala Phala farm in Limpopo in 2020.
Al Jama-ah leader Ganief Hendricks says the ANC’s decision could actually wait until the party’s national conference in less than two weeks.
“We have two weeks to go before the governing party elects a new president. So, Al Jama- ah feels that it is unnecessary to throw the country into turmoil for two weeks and to engage on impeachment. We feel that maybe President Ramaphosa-should take a break, maybe take leave.”
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The EFF charges that most opposition parties will be speaking in one voice on how to approach the S89 independent probe into the Phala-Phala saga.
This comes after the Forum for Opposition Parties met on Friday.
Speaking to SABC News at the EFF’s 17th Central Command Team Meeting, the Party’s Deputy President, Floyd Shivambu said, “The entirety of us in the opposition benches are speaking in one voice, even today we are going to be issuing out a consolidated statement in terms of some of the activities that we are going to be engaging in towards the sitting of the National Assembly on Tuesday, the 6th and what will happen thereafter. So opposition parties are consolidating a common perspective in terms of how we proceed”