Ramaphosa vs Sisulu conflict deepens as minister denies agreeing to apologise for article attacking judges

Ramaphosa vs Sisulu conflict deepens as minister denies agreeing to apologise for article attacking judges

2022-01-20 10:55:00 PM

Ramaphosa vs Sisulu conflict deepens as minister denies agreeing to apologise for article attacking judges

Tourism minister Lindiwe Sisulu has distanced herself from a statement by the presidency claiming she has apologised and retracted her article attacking the judiciary and the constitution.

Her spokesperson, Steven Motale, confirmed the statement as being legitimate.The presidency earlier said Sisulu had apologised for her article, titled “Hey Mzansi, have we seen justice?”, and said it was not backed by any facts. The statement said Sisulu apologised after being “admonished” by President Cyril Ramaphosa at a meeting in Cape Town this week.

Sisulu's open defiance puts Ramaphosa in a tight corner as calls for her axing are now expected to mount.Ramaphosa's people initially advised the president not to act against her, lest she appear as victim during a year where the ANC is scheduled to elect new leaders. She is believed to be campaigning to challenge Ramaphosa at the December ANC national conference.

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I would suggest that Lindiwe Sizulu shoud be referred for Psychiatric Eveluation,she acts like a person with a Split Personality 😓 They had to Us this picture with the pink gloves. What's with the washing up gloves? Now CyrilRamaphosa must apologise for spreading fake news Its not going to end well for her. Lies have short legs.😁

Lindiwe fooled them they jumped the gun the presidency let's wait and see what's next

A bad week for Lindiwe SisuluThe breathtaking shoddiness of Lindiwe Sisulu's writing should serve as a salutary warning to every politician and CEO. Mxm

Lindiwe Sisulu retracts 'unsubstantiated', 'inappropriate' comments on judiciaryAccording to the Presidency, Sisulu has conceded that her words were 'inappropriate'. now she needs to apologize to karynmaughan for that inappropriate verbal attack on Karyn. She is a fool who believes she is entitled - she is a totally useless & incompetent public servant who has added zero value to this country Incase she falls for a promise to be a deputy president, she'll need to remember how they're treating DD.

'It's not what we agreed on' - Lindiwe Sisulu distances herself from Presidency's statementThough the two parties did meet on Wednesday, the contents of the Presidency's statement is not what they agreed on, said Sisulu. errolbsk Does she not understand that this party is over with and will sabotage dissidents ?

BREAKING | Sisulu says Ramaphosa is lying, disowns 'apology' statement | News24In a surprising turn of events on Thursday night, Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu effectively said President Cyril Ramaphosa was lying by claiming she had apologised and retracted her controversial comments about the judiciary. Le nyele ya masepa.

Ramaphosa vs Sisulu conflict deepens as minister denies agreeing to apologise for article attacking judgesTourism minister Lindiwe Sisulu has distanced herself from a statement by the presidency claiming she has apologised and retracted her article attacking the judiciary and the constitution. Ziyakhala ke manje Stellenbosch is not happy ke manje drama queen princess🤣

Sisulu apologises for controversial column after being 'admonished' by Ramaphosa, presidency saysPresident Cyril Ramaphosa has reprimanded tourism minister Lindiwe Sisulu over her controversial article attacking the judiciary and the constitution. You're lying I'm here to show my appreciation to TarellaCampbel who took me out from zero to hero. I'm so glad to be among your winning team ma'am and I will always show my gratitude and work with you always. This is not LindiweSisuluSA apologising, but PresidencyZA on her behalf, you can silence her. For us only Judge Hlophe who has proven that he is not in the category of 'Mental Colonised African Justices'. He has set himself apart Presidency Abathengisi bathengisa ngoMkhonto

In a short statement on Thursday evening, Sisulu said she stood by the article, which has been viewed as an attack on the judiciary and the constitution. Her spokesperson, Steven Motale, confirmed the statement as being legitimate. The presidency earlier said Sisulu had apologised for her article, titled “Hey Mzansi, have we seen justice?”, and said it was not backed by any facts. The statement said Sisulu apologised after being “admonished” by President Cyril Ramaphosa at a meeting in Cape Town this week. Sisulu's open defiance puts Ramaphosa in a tight corner as calls for her axing are now expected to mount. Ramaphosa's people initially advised the president not to act against her, lest she appear as victim during a year where the ANC is scheduled to elect new leaders. She is believed to be campaigning to challenge Ramaphosa at the December ANC national conference. According to the presidency, Sisulu was reprimanded specifically for her attack on the judiciary in which she said those in the higher echelons of the judicial system were “mentally colonised” and had settled “with the worldview and mindset of those who have dispossessed their ancestors”. Sisulu said she had never undertaken to retract nor apologise. “Under no circumstances did I commit to any retraction or apology since I stand by what I penned,” Sisulu said in a statement. “The content of the president's statement in its current form is unfortunate as it is not what we agreed on. In this regard, I wish to distance myself from such.” She said she would release a comprehensive statement on Friday. “I wish to categorically disown this statement in its entirety as a misrepresentation of the said meeting I had with the president. The president and I met on Wednesday at 9pm at his house. In such a meeting, he shared his challenge with one aspect of the article on the judges. “The president proposed an intermediary that would focus on the one line about the judges to resolve that. I awaited such to be communicated, which would do nothing to the entire article.” TimesLIVE