LISTEN | When there is a point of order you keep quiet, Malema tells Ramaphosa

The president did not answer questions on Phala Phala, saying the matter is under investigation. The EFF was not happy with this

30 August 2022 - 18:14
By Bulelani Nonyukela
Prersident Cyril Ramaphosa.
Image: Sandile Ndlovu Prersident Cyril Ramaphosa.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has echoed Limpopo health MEC Phophi Ramathuba's stance on the impact of foreigners on service delivery.


Ramathuba dominated headlines last week when she told a Zimbabwean patient that foreigners were collapsing the health system.

Ramaphosa joined a parliamentary sitting virtually to answer questions from MPs on various issues, including Ramathuba's sentiments. The president was disrupted on several occasions. 

Proceedings were delayed because the EFF wanted Ramaphosa to first answer questions on Phala Phala. Party members made points of order throughout the session, with EFF leader Julius Malema telling the president to keep quiet when one was raised.

EFF members were dissatisfied when Ramaphosa did not answer their question on the matter, saying it was under investigation.


Support independent journalism by subscribing to the Sunday Times. Just R20 for the first month.