Sisulu rejects Ramaphosa’s ‘apology in her name’

In a public showdown with the president, the minister promptly distanced herself from his statement that said she apologised for her attacks on the judiciary

2022-01-21 01:27:00 AM

Sisulu rejects Ramaphosa’s ‘apology in her name’: In a public showdown with the president, the minister promptly distanced herself from his statement that said she apologised for her attacks on the judiciary

In a public showdown with the president, the minister promptly distanced herself from his statement that said she apologised for her attacks on the judiciary

Her statement followed less than two hours after that of the presidency, which said Ramaphosa had met with Sisulu in Cape Town and rebuked her for a widely published article in which she claimed African judges lacked agency and betrayed their own because they had internalised colonialism.

“The President specifically admonished the Minister about her attack on the judiciary when she said: “Today, in the high echelons of our judicial system are those mentally colonised Africans, who have settled with the worldview and mindset of those who have dispossessed their ancestors.”

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what is RAMs going to benefit by apologizing on behalf of Sisulu Poisonous bitch hills007 First class beeaattcch that one.

Sisulu rebukes president; denies retraction and apology | CitypressTourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has effectively accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of lying about a meeting they had, and she has distanced herself from a purported apology written by her and released by the presidency. Hahahaha Fake news hub Our saint president lied again?

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.

'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 ?

Sisulu apologises and retracts ‘hurtful comments’ about SA judiciaryRamophosa castigated Sisulu at a meeting this week over an opinion article she wrote criticising judges that caused an outcry No comment, I will be blocked if I speak my mind. Who coerced her to apologise? Politicians, never a dull moment.

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

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.

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on Thursday defiantly insisted that she stood by her remarks against the judiciary after President Cyril Ramaphosa said she had agreed to withdraw them and published an apology in her name. “I have just been informed of a media alert issued by the presidency that apparently claims that I, Lindiwe N Sisulu, retracted my original expression,” Sisulu said. Her statement followed less than two hours after that of the presidency, which said Ramaphosa had met with Sisulu in Cape Town and rebuked her for a widely published article in which she claimed African judges lacked agency and betrayed their own because they had internalised colonialism. Ramaphosa said the minister had conceded that she was wrong and offered a fulsome apology, included in his statement. “President Cyril Ramaphosa met with the Minister of Tourism, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, in Cape Town earlier this week, where he admonished her about her recent article entitled “Hi Mzansi, have we seen justice?” published on 7 January 2022,” the presidency said. “The President specifically admonished the Minister about her attack on the judiciary when she said: “Today, in the high echelons of our judicial system are those mentally colonised Africans, who have settled with the worldview and mindset of those who have dispossessed their ancestors.” The presidency quoted further from the article, which has been sharply condemned by the judiciary, where Sisulu said: “They are only too happy to lick the spittle of those who falsely claim superiority. The lack of confidence that permeates their rulings against their own speaks very loudly, while others, secure in their agenda, clap behind closed doors.” But Sisulu said the statement was a misrepresentation of what happened at the meeting, and gave her own version. “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,” she said. “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.” She stressed that she stood by her utterances. “Under no circumstances did I commit to any retraction or apology since I stand by what I penned.” The content of Ramaphosa’s statement was, she said,  “unfortunate as it is not what we agreed on. “In this regard, I wish to distance myself from such.” Ramaphosa’s statement attributed the following apology to the minister: “I accept that my column has levelled against the judiciary and African judges, in particular, unsubstantiated, gratuitous and deeply hurtful comments. I retract unequivocally my hurtful comments.  “I recognise that many women and men judges past and present have served their country in the judiciary with dedication and patriotism and some have made sterling sacrifices in the fight against apartheid and colonialism. “I apologise for and regret the hurt I have caused the judiciary.” Sisulu said she would issue a full statement within 24 hours. The public showdown between the president and the minister came almost two weeks after her article was first published. Last week, said that, in his estimation, the minister’s article went beyond criticism or an attack and constituted the worst insult hurled at the institution in memory. Zondo urged her to reflect and withdraw the remarks. Instead, Sisulu continued in a similar vein and responded dismissively to an article Justice Minister Ronald Lamola wrote to contradict her and defend the judiciary and the Constitution.  Sisulu’s attack on both — she said the Constitution had proven an empty promise to the poor waiting for social justice — has been widely seen as her opening gambit in a planned leadership challenge to Ramaphosa who will seek a second term as president of the ruling ANC at its elective conference in December. Keep the powerful accountable