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ANC: DA lying about Ramaphosa crash

The ANC is demanding a DA apology for accusing Ramaphosa of knocking down a cyclist.

The ANC is demanding that the DA apologise for accusing Cyril Ramaphosa of knocking down a cyclist. Picture: Lesego Ngobeni/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC says the Democratic Alliance (DA) is lying about its deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa knocking down and seriously injuring a cyclist in Wedela Township near Fochville.

The DA's John Moodey says their members witnessed the incident, claiming Ramaphosa's blue-light convoy switched on their lights and sped off after allegedly 'seriously injuring' the man on Sunday.

"It's totally unacceptable and it's time to call a ban on blue lights brigade."

But the ANC's Keith Khoza has rubbished this, saying Ramaphosa arrived on the scene when the man was already lying on the pavement and was told by eyewitnesses that the cyclist had an epileptic seizure and hit a tree.

"The overzealousness of the DA to portray the ANC negatively has undermined whatever integrity they have left. The deputy president's car doesn't have blue lights."

Gauteng police say no one has opened a case.

The cyclist told Eyewitness News he can't remember who or what hit him as he was unconscious at the time.

ANC DEMANDS APOLOGY FROM DA

The ANC is demanding the DA apologise for accusing Ramaphosa of knocking down the cyclist.

Khoza says this matter will be raised in the next meeting with the Independent Electoral Commission.

"The DA chose an inappropriate moment to try and score political points. The ANC demands they apologise and retract the statement."