Independent panel confirms that Ramaphosa has broken the law

Issued by Siviwe Gwarube MP – Chief Whip of the Official Opposition
30 Nov 2022 in News

The DA has noted the findings of the independent panel established in terms of the National Assembly rules; giving effect to Section 89 of the Constitution.

This is a defining moment for our constitutional democracy and must not be taken lightly.

The panel makes some serious findings against the president, chief among them being that he may have violated the constitution. These are grounds for impeachment proceedings in Parliament. This is exactly why our focus must now be on the Parliamentary process.

While a vote on whether to institute impeachment proceedings against the president requires a 50% majority, we do hope that the ANC in Parliament will put party interests aside and abide by the constitutional obligation we all have.

The DA will study the report and the DA Leader will make an announcement on steps to be taken going forward tomorrow.