Ramaphosa allegations a political smear campaign, says Deputy Health Minister

Deputy Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla has slammed those behind infidelity allegations facing Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The Sunday Independent reports that Ramaphosa has had a number of affairs and has copies of Ramaphosa’s emails to back this up.

Read: Hope Ramaphosa: Cyril never lifted a finger to me, he wouldn't beat a woman

Ramaphosa was unsuccessful on Saturday night in his attempt to stop the Sunday Independent from publishing its article.

Phaahla says the so-called smear campaign will not succeed in tarnishing Ramaphosa's reputation.

It's an allegation that targets one person but has the potential to hurt a whole lot of people.

Dr Joseph Phaahla, Deputy Minister of Health

This is an attempt by very desperate people who cannot compete on the political issues on what is wrong in the movement and the country.

Dr Joseph Phaahla, Deputy Minister of Health

It's people who have run out of input and looking for cheap shots.

Dr Joseph Phaahla, Deputy Minister of Health

He also spoke about the separation of personal affairs and public life as well as leadership issues within the party.

Take a listen to him in conversation with ANC MP Derek Hanekom:

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