Cyril Ramaphosa: South African president faces threat of impeachment over ‘Farmgate’
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on December 1, 2022
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa is facing a possible impeachment threat over the “Farmgate” scandal.
The president has been accused of covering up a $4m theft from his farm in 2020, including kidnapping and bribing the burglars into silence.
A leaked report from an independent panel has found that Mr Ramaphosa abused his position and may have broken an anti-corruption law.
He has denied wrongdoing, and said the money was from selling buffalo.
BBC reports that the panel’s findings have been handed to parliament, which is set to examine them and decide whether or not to launch impeachment proceedings next week.