South Africa President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has said that he will step down should he be charged with corruption.
He said this in response to former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe who implicated him at the State Capture Commission of Inquiry last week.
Molefe said that Ramaphosa was involved in decisions that furthered his own business interests as chairperson and a shareholder during mining company Glencore’s acquisition of Optimum coal mine in 2012.
According to Molefe, Ramaphosa stood to benefit personally when Optimum re-negotiated it’s contract with Eskom to hike the cost of coal which was detriment of the utility.
Ramaphosa’s presidency is facing criticisms when it comes to how he deals with corruption. When he came into office the President vowed to fight corruption in South Africa.
Professor Tinyiko Maluleke, who is a political analyst said the President must dispute the allegations since these are serious allegations levelled against him.
Meanwhile, President Cyril Ramaphosa is confident that he has no case to answer.