Cyril says he needs to take responsibility and accountability for his personal actions
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday told MPs he would take them and other South Africans into his confidence around “matters of a personal nature”, referring to media reports which purportedly show he has had several extra-marital affairs with various young women. Ramaphosa made a short statement before he started answering questions in the National Assembly.
“I thought because I work with all of you right across party lines, in many ways, all of you are my colleagues, and just say I will be addressing this matter in a day or two.
“This, one does, because I do need to take responsibility and be accountable indeed to this House, but I just want to say that,” he said.
“I had a sense that because we are all colleagues, much as this matter is a personal one, I should make this type of statement.”
At the weekend, media reports surfaced that information obtained from his personal e-mails showed he allegedly had various affairs.
According to weekend newspapers, Ramaphosa admitted to having an affair with a medical doctor eight years ago. He told his wife about the affair and said they are still happily married despite his indiscretion. – African News Agency (ANA)