Parliamentary debate on a devastating report that suggested South Africa‘s President Cyril Ramaphosa may have violated the law was scheduled to take place on Tuesday but has been postponed by a week.
According to the report, Mr. Ramaphosa reportedly concealed a theft from his farm. His spokesperson called the story “flawed” and stated he had rejected any misconduct.
The discussion will be held on December 13 in order to allow lawmakers to travel to Cape Town, where parliament is located, according to a decision made by the programming committee of the House of Representatives on Monday night.
Although the ruling ANC party has stated it would vote against any attempt to impeach President Ramaphosa, the debate over the report may determine whether or not to do so.
A court order stating that any actions taken by parliament in response to the release of the report are invalid and unlawful was requested by the president on Monday.
If approved, the order would be applicable to the parliamentary vote on whether to begin impeachment proceedings.