President hands in Section 89 submissions
President hands in Section 89 submissions Photo: The Presidency

President Cyril Ramaphosa has made submissions to Parliament’s Section 89 independent panel assessing his conduct following a burglary at his Phala Phala game farm in Limpopo in February 2020.

The panel is headed by former Chief Justice, Sandile Ngcobo, with other members of the panel being Judge Thokozile Masipa and Advocate Mahlape Sello.

The Presidency confirmed in a statement that on Sunday 6 November President Ramaphosa delivered his submission according to National Assembly rules and stated that “the President’s submission affirms his committed cooperation with due process”.

The Presidency emphasised that the President is committed to the rule of law and reiterated his position that he committed no wrongdoing.

“President Ramaphosa has always made certain that throughout his tenure as President, he abides by his oath of office and set an example in his respect for the Constitution, its institutions, due process and the rule of law.

“President Ramaphosa categorically denies that he violated this oath in any way and denies that he is guilty of any of the allegations made against him,” the statement read.