Ramaphosa escapes Impeachment as MPs decline Adoption of Phala Phala

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South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa escaped the impeachment process after a majority of MPs voted against the adoption of the Phala Phala report.

Only 148 members of parliament voted in favour and 214 voted against, while two MPs abstained from the vote.

In the end, National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula ruled that the Section 89 process would not proceed.

Earlier, ANC president aspirant Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was one of only five ANC members of Parliament to vote in favour of proceeding with a full inquiry into the impeachment of President Cyril Ramaphosa.

It was gathered that the ANC occupies 230 of the 400 seats in the National Assembly.

It should be recalled that Ramaphosa is being accused of misconduct and potentially violating the oath of office after large sums of foreign currency were found hidden at his private game farm. He failed to report the money missing when it was stolen in 2020.