South African President confronted by Parliament for the 2nd Day

JOHANNESBURG -- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was unable to speak in Parliament Friday due to opposition lawmakers confronting him over claims that he attempted to hide cash theft from his game farm.

South African President confronted by Parliament for the 2nd Day

JOHANNESBURG -- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was unable to speak in Parliament Friday due to opposition lawmakers confronting him over claims that he attempted to hide cash theft from his game farm.

Security guards removed lawmakers representing the populist Economic Freedom Fighters (second largest opposition party in Parliament) and shouted that Ramaphosa shouldn't be allowed to address this house.

Ramaphosa was accused of trying to conceal the fact that he had stolen large amounts of cash from his game farm.

In the meantime, the party demands that Ramaphosa be removed as president.

"The president, there are serious accusations against him, so he cannot come to the house and address us. He must step aside, and let the law take its course," protested Omphile Maotwe (EFF lawmaker), interrupting Ramaphosa from speaking.

The second day of chaos in Parliamentary proceedings prompted Nosiviwe MapisaNqakula (Speaker of Parliament) to order the dismissal of several lawmakers.

Ramaphosa denied any wrongdoing and said that his farm was able to sell animals, and that he reported the thefts to his presidential protection unit.

Ramaphosa told lawmakers Friday that the robbery was under review and that the law should be able "to take its course".

Ramaphosa stated that he listened carefully to the opinions of members of this House who had raised ideas, suggestions, and proposals about this matter. "Some views were to advise me while others were insulting. I won't respond to insults but I will say that the suggestions and counsel that were offered raise points that I will be considering."

This scandal occurs as Ramaphosa is facing challenges from his party, The ruling African National Congress, in his bid to re-elect the party's president at its annual conference in December.

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