RAMAPHOSA DOES ABOUT-TURN ON COMING CLEAN ON PRIVATE LIFE
CAPE TOWN - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has backtracked on his earlier decision to come clean on his alleged extramarital affairs after he received advice from ANC leaders and party structures.
Ramaphosa’s decision in Parliament on Wednesday came after the ANC in the Northern Cape urged him not to disclose details of his private life to the public. COSATU took a similar stance a few weeks ago that his private life did not mean he did not qualify to lead the ANC in December.
Ramaphosa raised the issue in the National Council of Provinces after the EFF asked how it would affect his leadership.
When addressing the National Assembly last week, Ramaphosa said he was going to come clean on the matter. But on Wednesday, he said he was no longer going to do so.
“I did say in the National Assembly I will be dealing with this matter in a day or two. I was counselled by leaders in the movement and structures in the lower level on the West Rand who said ‘you take responsibility and you have discussed it with your wife and family’, they said you should not take it further.”
U-TURN: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.