Ramaphosa Is Confident Lady R Panel Chair Appointment Will Stand Scrutiny

Written by on 28 September, 2023

By: Staff Writer

The Presidency says President Cyril Ramaphosa acted within the law when he appointed retired Gauteng deputy judge president Phineas Mojapelo, to head the panel that investigated the Lady R controversy.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has approached the courts to challenge the constitutionality of Mojapelo’s appointment.

The panel found that there was no evidence of arms loaded onto the Russian Lady R vessel in Simon’s Town, Western Cape in December last year.

Ramaphosa’s spokesperson, Vincent Magwenya, says the president is confident that Mojapelo’s appointment will withstand scrutiny.

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