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ANC MPs, opposition unite in botched attempt to impeach Ramaphosa

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantatshe has indicated that those who defied party line and voted for the adoption of the report would be called before the ANC disciplinary committee to face consequences.

The African National Congress (ANC) MPs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Supra Mahumapelo and Msebenzi Zwane on Tuesday voted with opposition parties to adopt the section 89 panel report into the Phala Phala farm Scandal – in an effort to impeach President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Dr.Zweli Mkhize, currently campaigning for the ANC presidency and Lindiwe Sisulu didn’t attend Parliament to vote.

With 148 votes to the ANC’s 248, opposition parties failed to adopt independent panel report aimed at impeaching Ramaphosa through the parliamentary process.

The report found that Ramaphosa may have violated the Constitution in relation to the 2020 burglary at his Limpopo farm.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has filed papers with the Constitutional Court.

He is calling for the reviewing of Parliament’s section 89 Phala Phala report.

Dlamini-Zuma declared herself a disciplined member of the ANC and voted ‘Yes” in favour of the adoption of the independent panel report.

Dr.Zweli Mkhize, currently campaigning for the ANC presidency and Lindiwe Sisulu were unable to attend Parliament to vote.

ANC NEC member, Gwede Mantatshe warned that those who defied party line and voted for the adoption of the report would be called before the ANC disciplinary committee to face consequences.

Good Party leader Patricia De Lille and Congress of the People (COPE) MP Willie Madisha were brave enough to vote against the independent panel report.

The voting was restricted to MPs only. Ministers or Deputy Ministers who are not members of the House, appointed by the President outside of the Assembly under Section 91 of the Constitution, were not eligible to vote.

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