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SABC: No plan to host Ramaphosa, Maimane in election debate

On Wednesday, the ANC denied that it had agreed to a public debate between Ramaphosa and Maimane.

President Cyril Ramaphosa shares a light moment with DA Leader Musi Maimane in the National Assembly in Parliament, Cape Town. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - The SABC says that it has no plans to host a debate between African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa and Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane.

On Wednesday, the ANC denied that it had agreed to a public debate between Ramaphosa and Maimane.

This comes after Maimane confirmed that he had agreed to a public debate on the SABC.

He has also taken to Twitter with pictures of chicken stock, implying that Ramaphosa has chickened out of a debate.

The SABC's Vuyo Mthembu: "We have not communicated or shared any such information with the public but what I can state is that one of our election programmes, The Big Debate, has approached the leaders of political parties to participate in a debate scheduled for the final episode ahead of the May 8 election."

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