More than a decade after President Jacob Zuma stood trial for the rape of now-deceased Fezekile "Khwezi" Kuzwayo, his number two man, Cyril Ramaphosa, has said he believes her allegations were true. He made this stunning revelation in an interview with Talk Radio 702's Karima Brown on Thursday night.
The Presidency released a statement in response to his comments:
TO ALL MEDIA/NEWS EDITORS
08 DECEMBER 2017
COMMENTS ON THE 2005 JUDGMENT
The Presidency has noted the media reports attributed to the Deputy President of the Republic who is quoted as having stated that he believed the version presented by Khwezi in the criminal proceedings between State v JG Zuma when he was interviewed in one of the radio stations.
The rape allegations against President Zuma were properly considered by a Judge of the High Court. Having evaluated the totality of the evidence, the court acquitted the President of the rape charges.
The Presidency affirms the rule of law, the independence of the judiciary and the primacy of the courts as the final arbiters in disputes in society.
Enquiries: Dr Bongani Ngqulunga on 082 308 9373 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Issued by the Presidency