Ramaphosa: fate is 'up to the National Executive Committee'

STORY: Ramaphosa, who said he would attend an NEC meeting scheduled for Monday, is fighting for his political future after a panel of experts found he may have violated his oath of office in regards to millions of dollars allegedly found at his private game farm.

Ramaphosa has denied any wrongdoing and has not been charged with any crimes.

The president's allies have rallied around him and on Saturday (December 3) his spokesman said he would not resign.

The governing African National Congress (ANC) party's National Working Committee (NWC) was meeting in Johannesburg on Sunday to discuss the panel's report.

Ramaphosa said he would not take part in those discussions.

"I have been recused from the (NWC) meeting because they're going to discuss the panel's report," said Ramaphosa, adding: "So that they are free to express themselves as openly and as thoroughly as possible without any form of fear or favor.

"It is up to the National Executive Committee, to which I am accountable, to take whatever decision."