The law does not make provision for presidential sabbatical leave but the constitution provides for the National Assembly to remove a president from office for a serious violation of the constitution or the law, serious misconduct and inability to perform the functions of office.
Ramaphosa has insisted that his hands are clean. Speaking at the closing of the ANC Limpopo conference, he said it was clear this was part of a political agenda. He said “dirty politics” were behind allegations that he was involved in crime.
“I’ve never stolen money from anyone, be it our taxpayers, be it from anyone, I’ve never done so. I’ve never stolen money from taxpayers. My integrity as a leader will never allow me to do so.”
Fraser, who laid a criminal complaint last week, implied that Ramaphosa hatched a plan to cover up a crime at his Limpopo farm, where thieves made off with millions in foreign currency being kept there.
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