OPINION: Could fidelity point to Constitutional commitment?

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has labelled the Sunday Independent newspaper report which claims he had affairs with eight women as a 'dirty tricks campaign'.

He says some students he supports financially have been used to make scandalous allegations against him.

The paper claims one woman apparently miscarried his baby. It says the woman denied that Ramaphosa was the father, but a set of emails from his account prove otherwise.

The African National Congress (ANC) presidential hopeful tried to stop the newspaper from publishing the article on Saturday, but was unsuccessful.

He has since admitted to having an affair, but says he told his wife eight years ago and ended the relationship.

Breakfast host Bongani Bingwa, standing in for Xolani Gwala, asks if the bar has been set so low because this time there is no allegation of rape.

If you are unable to keep faith with the one you love, are we unreasonable to question your fidelity to the Constitution because that too is an oath?

Bongani Bingwa, 702 drive time host

The real question for me this morning is: Is the bar set so low that when details of lurid affairs emerge about a favourite candidate, we breathe a sigh of relief because at least this time there is no allegation of rape? Do we shrug this one off too because we want the king to fall?

Bongani Bingwa, 702 drive time host

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