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Ramaphosa accused of abusing his late ex-wife

by Staff reporter
18 Feb 2020 at 18:42hrs | Views
The EFF has once again overshadowed the joint sitting in Parliament, this time with allegations that President Cyril Ramaphosa beat his late former wife.

Chaos erupted in the National Assembly on Tuesday afternoon on the first day of the sitting to debate Ramaphosa's state of the nation address (Sona).

EFF leader Julius Malema was interrupted during his contribution to the debate by ANC MP Boy Mamabolo who repeated an allegation which he made during last week's Sona that Malema physically abuses his wife.

Mamabolo pointedly asked Malema on Tuesday to respond to the allegation.

Malema said he had never hit any woman, including his wife, and that his lawyers had written to Mamabolo demanding that he withdraw and apologise, failing which Malema would seek R1 million in punitive costs against him.

Malema then turned the tables on Ramaphosa, saying that he too had an allegation to answer to.

"Can the president answer the question, did he beat his late wife? That is the question he must answer because I have been asked the same question in this House about my wife," he said.

"The president has got a history of beating up his late wife and I am following it up in the same steps. You came here to start personal battles without thinking of the implications. If you want to fight like that, that is how we fight," Malema added.

"President Zuma can confirm that Nomazizi, the ex-wife of the president, used to complain to President Zuma about being abused. Bring it on, I am not scared of all of you. You don't want the truth, your president abused his ex-wife," he added before being asked to leave the House.

"I can leave the House, the facts remain. Nomazizi must rest in peace, she was abused by your president," he said before leaving the House followed by all EFF MPs.

Source - news24