South African President to seek second term

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South African President to seek second term

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa gives a statement on the COVID 19 vaccine on the second day of the European Union African Union summit on February 18, 2022 at the European Council Building in Brussels. JOHANNA GERON POOL AFP JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will not resign and will seek a second term as leader of the ruling African National Congress ANC after allies rallied behind him to stay on, a spokesman for the president's office said on Saturday.

Ramaphosa's position as the head of state came into question after an independent parliamentary panel said he may have violated the oath of office in regards to millions of dollars in cash found at his private game farm.

Ramaphosa is not stepping aside, as Vincent Magwenya told reporters by text message that he is not resigning based on a flawed report.

The President has taken to heart the unambiguous message coming from the branches of the governing party who have nominated him to serve a 2nd term of the leadership of the ANC. Ramaphosa has not been charged with any crimes and has denied any wrongdoing.

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The ANC said on Sunday that the members of the National Working Committee will meet on Sunday, followed by a National Executive Committee meeting on Monday where they will decide the future course of action for Ramaphosa.

The president would challenge the report and its findings, a spokesman said.

The long term interest of our constitution is in the long term. A clearly flawed report is challenged.