Julius Malema apologized for allegations of female abuse he made at the president during a parliamentary session on Tuesday.
Malema accused Ramaphosa of physically abusing his late wife, Nomazizi.
“I should have known better not to act the same as the ANC who accused me of abusing women. It was a desperate act of personal defense that I now regret, ”Malema said in a statement on Thursday.
“I hope the president, along with his family, can accept my sincere apologies. I also hope that something like this will never happen again.”
Ramaphosa reportedly apologized to Malema over allegations by ANC MP Boy Mamabolo that Malema was assaulting his wife, Mantoa.
According to Ramaphosa, it was unsolicited, improper and not right. “My heart goes out to Mantoa and your family.”
Malema says he was provoked by Mamabolo who “made false and malicious accusations”.
Malema also said in his statement that he wanted to apologize to Ramaphosa at the parliamentary session earlier Thursday, but was not allowed by the other MPs. He then called Ramaphosa and apologized over the phone.