Is Ramaphosa a sellout? South Africa divided over shock claims
The hashtag #RamaphosaSellout has dominated the Twitter trends list since Cope leader Mosioua Lekota made shock allegations in parliament on Wednesday.
Lekota made the claims during the second day of the State of the Nation (Sona) debate, insisting President Cyril Ramaphosa had collaborated with apartheid authorities in the early 1970s.
Lekota received a standing ovation from the EFF, FF Plus and DA MPs after accusing Ramaphosa of being a sell-out.
The EFF called for a commission of inquiry into the claims, with the party wanting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo to preside over it.
Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi defended Ramaphosa against the claims. He revealed that they had first asked Lekota about these allegations as far back as 1983.
On social media, there was mixed reaction, with #lekota and #RamaphosaSellout hitting the top spots on the trends list.
I believe Terror— FREE KANYA CEKESHE (@Zodiac_Rebel) February 13, 2019
Terror is not Black Conscious but he is honest
When the guy declared that Land Expropriation without compensation was not the true ANC posture or character & even TM agreed
One thing you guys missed is that he was telling the truth about ANC#RamaphosaSoldOut
Question is:can #TerrorLekota repeat this statement outside the house?Outside the Parliamentary privilege?To even think that President #RamaphosaSoldOut is just unimaginable.There are so many Trusted Black Consciousness stalwarts who can confirm or deny this,before we get excited— Uncaptured Soul (@khozak) February 13, 2019
During the State of the Nation Address (Sona) debate on February 13 2019, Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota told parliament that President Cyril Ramaphosa chose others over his own country. Lekota went on to say that he won’t walk away from the people of SA. He will continue the struggle with them.