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EXPLAINER | How Ramaphosa was wounded by Phala Phala panel

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President Cyril Ramaphosa
President Cyril Ramaphosa
PHOTO: OJ Koloti, Gallo Images

The independent panel tasked with testing claims of misconduct and violations of corruption legislation levelled against President Cyril Ramaphosa – relating to the Phala Phala theft scandal – found that he has a case to answer.

This is the first step in a process which could see Ramaphosa removed from office. 

Central for the panel was the weighing of two versions: dramatic allegations of kidnapping, money laundering and corruption made by controversial former State Security Agency boss Arthur Fraser, and Ramaphosa’s denials of wrongdoing. 

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