Shivambu Slams Ramaphosa: “Liars Must Be Told If They Lied”

“Why would any leader who’s serious act childishly when being held accountable?” he asked.

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Shivambu Slams Ramaphosa: “Liars Must Be Told If They Lied”

Floyd Shivambu, the deputy leader of the EFF, has taken aim at ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa, saying that “liars must be told if they lied.”

This comes after Ramaphosa remarked on Wednesday that being labelled a liar bothered him. Prior to the ANC’s birthday celebrations on Saturday, Ramaphosa was accused of lying during a meeting with traditional chiefs in Sekhukhune, Limpopo.

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Kgoshi Kagoshi Phaahla chastised Ramaphosa for failing to deliver on commitments made to them in May 2017. Phahlaa simply mentioned a promise to transfer properties to them within six months, so it’s unclear what exactly the pledge was.

“Today, I am standing here without a single property being transferred. I’m still asking myself how many more lies we are going to hear today,” said Phaahla.

Ramaphosa, on the other hand, denied that the leaders were deceived. Instead of being told he was lying, he said he would have liked to hear about the challenges that the people of Sekhukhune face.

“What I would have wanted to hear is the interest of our people who are sitting here rather than people saying the president is lying, lying about this and that,” said Ramaphosa.

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“I would have preferred to hear about the issues that we need to address as government, as a particular interest of our people.”

Weighing in on Ramaphosa’s statement, Shivambu said people have the right to remind “real leaders” of their previous commitments.

“Why would any leader who’s serious act childishly when being held accountable?” he asked.

“The people have every right to remind real leaders of your previous commitments and instead of tantrums, leaders must account. Liars must be told if they lied,” Shivambu added.

Shivambu also took a swipe at the ANC’s planned birthday rally on January 8, claiming that the EFF’s gathering on the same day was the only event that mattered. “The only political gathering that matters on January 8. The rest are clowning and repeating the same lies they have been telling our people! Siyabonga KZN for leading the way towards 2024 and beyond! No retreat,” he said.

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