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Ramaphosa slams Section 89 panel for relying on Fraser’s 'say-so' on Phala Phala accusations

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Cyril Ramaphosa pictured outside the Nasrec centre in Johannesburg on Monday.
Cyril Ramaphosa pictured outside the Nasrec centre in Johannesburg on Monday.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa has accused the Section 89 panel that found he should face an impeachment inquiry over the Phala Phala saga of relying on the “say-so” of former spy boss Arthur Fraser in determining the impeachment case against him.

“Mr Fraser's allegations are just that: allegations, which are based on speculation, fiction and conjecture. They are not evidence,” Ramaphosa stated in a Constitutional Court application that he hoped would result in the panel report being set aside.

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