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14 Feb 2019
9:10 pm

Ramaphosa hits back at Lekota’s spy claims


The president cautioned Lekota that the stories he was spreading were 'dangerous'.

President Cyril Ramaphosa replied to the debate on the state-of-the-nation address on Thursday. PHOTO: Supplied by GCIS

“I have never ever been a spy. I’ve never worked with the enemy. All I’ve done is the commitment to the people of the country,” Ramaphosa said while responding to the heated debate on his state of the nation address.

Ramaphosa denied Lekota’s shocking claims that the president had sold him and other student leaders out after they were arrested in the 1970s.

Ramaphosa explained he was arrested in 1974 and held for six months during which police tried to persuade him to testify against Lekota and other student activists at the time.

“I refused. They produced my dad to put pressure on me to become a state witness and I refused…,” the president insisted.

Ramaphosa cautioned Lekota that the stories he was spreading were “dangerous”.

– African News Agency

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