Presidency responds to Ramaphosa's Khwezi rape comments

During Thursday evening Town hall meeting on The Karima Brown Show's Town, deputy president, and presidential hopeful Cyril Ramaphosa for the first time admitted in public that while he respected the court process, he would believe Fezeka Kuzwayo, also known as Khwezi, was raped by President Jacob Zuma.

Read: Ramaphosa: Yes I would believe Khwezi was raped

Yes, I would believe Khwezi was raped.

Cyril Ramaphosa, presidential hopeful and deputy president

The Presidency released the following statement on Friday in response:

The Presidency has noted the media reports attributed to the Deputy President of the Republic who is quoted as having stated that he believed the version presented by Khwezi in the criminal proceedings between State v JG Zuma when he was interviewed in one of the radio stations.

The rape allegations against President Zuma were properly considered by a Judge of the High Court. Having evaluated the totality of the evidence, the court acquitted the President of the rape charges.

The Presidency affirms the rule of law, the independence of the judiciary and the primacy of the courts as the final arbiters in disputes in society.


This article first appeared on 702 : Presidency responds to Ramaphosa's Khwezi rape comments


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