SA’s young constitutional democracy will on Wednesday face a historic test when an independent panel reports on whether President Cyril Ramaphosa has a case to answer in relation to the money that was stolen from his Phala Phala farm in 2020.

On Monday, the three-person panel headed by former chief justice Sandile Ngcobo confirmed that it would meet its end-November deadline for tabling the report to parliament. The panel was appointed by the speaker of the National Assembly, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, to investigate whether the president broke the law in the way he dealt with the theft of money — in foreign currency — from his farm.      ..

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