Mantoa Malema also accepts Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa’s apology over allegations from ANC MP Boy Mamabolo that she was assaulted by her husband, EFF leader Julius Malema.
She announced it on Friday morning after her husband also accepted Ramaphosa’s “heart-rending” apology to the Malemas on Thursday night, which he offered in his reply to the state speech debate.
However, Mantoa made no statement in the statement as to whether his or her husband accepted Mamabolo’s apology which he sent on Friday morning.
Mamabolo said during the state speech last Thursday night, as well as Tuesday on the first day of debate, Malema assaults his wife.
It plunged the proceedings into chaos, with Malema subsequently claiming as in 2017 that Ramaphosa assaulted his deceased wife.
Ramaphosa again denied it in his reply, describing the accusations over and over as the “disgraceful” and “frivolous” politicization of the national crisis of gender violence.
“We owe the people of South Africa an apology for what happened in this debate,” Ramaphosa said.
Mantoa Malema also said that she accepted Ramaphosa’s apology and wanted to assure him that she was prepared to regard the matter as something of the past.
“However, it is important for the President to put it on record that in a country where women continue to wear black because they either regret the death of their daughters or are in solidarity with other victims of gender violence, parliament should never use to humiliate women with, especially false and malicious accusations. “
“It should never be a platform where women are used as weapons in an attempt to neutralize political opponents on a generally male and toxic exchange. I believe you will agree that this is an insult to all women especially the victims of this evil. “
According to Mantoa Malema, the parliament should rather focus on fighting the evil.