President Cyril Ramaphosa has been threatened with a subpoena by the suspended Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, over the alleged theft of millions of dollars in foreign currency from his Phala Phala plantation in Limpopo. That's when Ramaphosa finally responded to Mkhwebane's 31 queries. Public Protector's 31 questions about the farmgate scandal were answered by President Cyril Ramaphosa, according to the Office of Presidency Magwenya, the president's spokesman, stated that the public protector's office had received a written answer from the president of the country.
To keep the responses out of the hands of the public, Ramaphosa's lawyer was reportedly given stringent orders. Kholeka Gcaleka, the acting Public Protector, allegedly sent an email to Ramaphosa's lawyers in which it was explicitly specified how they should respond to the president's statement. When the response from the presidency is available, Gcaleka instructed the lawyers to ensure that it is emailed exclusively to her and that no one else is included in the mailing list. Gcaleka requested that the lawyers be able to call her directly to make arrangements for the delivery of the goods. Check out the email that was leaked:
According to the acting Public Protector, she did everything in her power to keep the president's replies from being leaked. Because the inquiry could be compromised and jeopardized by media leaks, she said she was taking efforts to keep the records out of the hands of the media. As it turns out, Gcaleka had his heart set on keeping these answers a secret. Her career and reputation are at risk because she's letting herself be used. Upon Cyril's departure from power, will she have to re-establish her damaged reputation?
Reports that Cyril Ramaphosa has asked a court to seal answers that he sent to the Public Protector's office addressing 31 queries have prompted some to accuse his administration of running a "sealing" operation. These questions appear to be supported by Gcaleka as well. To avoid injury, she must be cautious.
Fana Mokoena, an EFF official, has issued the acting Public Protector a number of warnings. A young woman's job could be jeopardized if Gcaleka continues to defend Ramaphosa, according to Mokoena.
This lawyer is jeopardizing her reputation since this problem will not go away for Ramaphosa. He's not going to get away with it this time. As a result, it appears that Gcaleka is willing to follow Ramaphosa's example. What a squander of a person's formal education!
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