Opposition political party supporters, with some ANC members, braced scorching heat in Pretoria on Friday morning to march on the public protector’s office to demand she release the report on Phala Phala. Participants included people representing other opposition political parties including the United Democratic Movement (UDM), African Christian Democratic Party, African Transformation Movement (ATM) and Pan Africanist Congress of Azania.
The report concerns a probe into the burglary at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s farm in Bela-Bela, Limpopo. Former State Security Agency director-general Arthur Fraser opened a criminal case against Ramaphosa in June, accusing the president of concealing the crime from police and defeating the ends of justice, kidnapping, interrogation and bribery.
They’ve threatened court action against Gcaleka if she did not release her report into Ramaphosa in seven days. In June this year, former correctional services boss Arthur Fraser lodged a criminal case against the president, alleging that Ramaphosa concealed a crime from the police.
The ANC’s Carl Niehaus joined the protest, saying he shared the views of the opposition parties that Ramaphosa must be held accountable.