Ramaphosa shares shocking opinions
Written by Keshia Jansen on December 8, 2017
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has shared his opinion on some controversial topics, including the outcome of the ANC election and the rape accusations against President Jacob Zuma.
Speaking during the 702 Town Hall on the Karima Brown Show on Thursday evening, Ramaphosa revealed that he believes Fezeka ‘Khwezi’ Kuzwayo had in fact been raped.
In May 2006, Zuma was found innocent on the rape charges against him, concluding that the sex between him and Khwezi had been consensual.
Ramaphosa explained that even though Zuma was acquitted on the charges, one still needs to consider the evidence presented by Khwezi.
Ramaphosa has said: “I know how difficult and painful it is for a woman to garner up the courage to stand up and say ‘yes, I was raped’. It must be one of the most difficult decisions that she has to make.”
When asked whether he believes that Khwezi had in fact been raped, he replied: “Yes I would believe that.”
In October, Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu was asked the same question, to which she responded with a very controversial statement, saying that she believes that Khwezi believes she was raped.
Ramaphosa also revealed that he is willing to accept the outcome of the ANC elective conference and will support whoever wins next week.
Ramaphosa will go head to head with Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma in a vote to select the party’s new president.
“We should rally behind whoever is elected as president of the ANC… If I am not successful I will have to reflect,” Ramaphosa told 702’s Karima Brown.