Ramaphosa could face Parly questions over alleged affairs

Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa will be answering questions in the National Assembly on Wednesday afternoon.

FILE: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS

PARLIAMENT - Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa will be answering questions in the National Assembly on Wednesday afternoon.

The scheduled oral reply session comes just days after a Sunday newspaper published claims that Ramaphosa has had affairs with several women.

Ramaphosa admitted to having one affair but claims that state resources are being used in a smear campaign against him.

Ramaphosa may be asked about the claims during Wednesday afternoon’s sitting, but the questions on the order paper focus on the economy and governance.

The Economic Freedom Fighters want to know whether he’s found out from Public Service and Administration Minister Faith Muthambi the reasons why she failed to appear at a portfolio committee meeting in August.

Grace Mugabe’s controversial diplomatic immunity is the subject of a question from the Inkatha Freedom Party.

The United Democratic Movement is asking about the effectiveness of the government’s social cohesion efforts amid a spate of recent racially motivated attacks, including that of six white men on a black couple at a fast-food outlet.

The Democratic Alliance is asking about the impact of the government’s nine-point plan for improving the economy while the African National Congress wants to know whether dialogue will help stem job losses in the retail and mining sectors.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)