JOHANNESBURG- Congress of the People (COPE) leader Mosiuoa Lekota dropped a bombshell in Parliament today when he accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of being apartheid police agent who sold him (Lekota) and other freedom activists out. During the debate today on the State of the National Address (SONA) Lekota stunned all when he told an equally stunned Ramaphosa that he told apartheid special branch police that he (Lekota) and other freedom fighters had put communist ideas in his head.
Lekota said Ramaphosa had invited him on a trip last week but he declined Ramaphosa’s offer as his invitation was late as Ramaphosa should have joined him on a trip to Robben Island where most freedom fighters were condemned by the Apartheid regime. “When it was difficult, you wrote to the special branch, that we put communist ideas in your head.”
“In doing so, you condemned us to the special branch. I say this to you because the special branch rewarded you as they always rewarded their victims and sent you home. We headed to Robben Island. This invitation you are issuing on Friday, you should have issued it then. We should have travelled together to the island to serve years for the struggle of our people.”
Lekota tea continued: “I made my choice to go down with our people, you made your choice to go with them. Now you are inviting us to go join you in the corruption of Bosasa and in the corruption of all these things you have been doing with others.
I’m grateful you are a billionaire, keep the billionaires. Lekota’s explosive claims will raise eyebrows since this is the first time such accusations are made by a struggle activist and former ANC member who served time on Robben Island with other struggle stalwarts like Nelson Mandela.
Days before Ramaphosa was elected ANC president at Nasrec in December 2017 when a series of emails of his multiple extra-marital relationships were published, his long-time friend James Motlatsi went on television accusing then President Jacob Zuma of State Security Agency’s intelligence reports to justify the revival of Ramaphosa as the country’s deputy president.
Motlatsi went on to say that Zuma was saying Ramaphosa was a spy of western capitalists. “We are waiting for that intelligence report to come out for him,” Motlatsi told eNCA.