Zuma responds to Ramaphosa's Khwezi comment

Sergio Conner
December 8, 2017

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has received the most nominations for leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) ahead of a party vote this month, voting data from the country's nine provinces show.

On Thursday evening, Ramaphosa said that, while he accepts that President Jacob Zuma was acquitted of raping Fezekile Kuzwayo - also known as Khwezi - he would believe her allegations.

During a radio interview with 702's Karima Brown, Ramaphosa was asked what his views were on the rape allegation that Khwezi Khuzwayo brought against Zuma in 2005. She died just more than a year ago.

"It must be one of the most hard decisions that she had to make‚ so‚ yes‚ I would believe her".

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"The appointment of Shaun Abrahams as the National Director of Public Prosecutions is reviewed, declared invalid and set aside", Judge President Dunstan Mlambo said at the Pretoria High Court.

"I know how hard it is for a woman to garner the courage to say, "yes, I was raped".

Ramaphosa, who is the frontrunner in the race to be the next president of the ANC, said that while he took into account the outcome of the trial, he was in support of Khwezi. He said the sex was consensual and the court acquitted him of rape charges in 2006. "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".

Khwezi‚ who was HIV-positive‚ went into exile after receiving death threats.

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