Political Desk: 'Ramaphosa cannot negotiate on behalf of the NPA '

Associate Editor at Tiso Black Star, Ranjeni Munusamy says negotiations between President Jacob Zuma and his deputy Cyril Ramphosa may not be yielding the desired results as he tries to secure the President's cooperation in the state capture investigations by putting a possible plea-bargain deal on the negotiating table.

The African National Congress (ANC) is preparing to hold its urgent special national executive committee (NEC) meeting on Monday, after weeks of speculcation and secret talks.

At the weekend, Ramaphosa addressed supporters in Cape Town, promising to finalise talks around Zuma's future.

Associate Editor at Tiso Black Star, Ranjeni Munusamy shares details on her latest report.

It's not an immunity deal, it never has been, it never will be because blanket amnesty doesn't exist in South African law.

Ranjeni Munusamy, Associate Editor at Tiso Black Star

I don't know that he doesn't want to be prosecuted because he can't demand that, what he does want is for the State to pay legal fees.

Ranjeni Munusamy, Associate Editor at Tiso Black Star

What he is trying to secure is cooperation from the president with the authorities. What our story says is that Cyril Ramaphosa sought legal advice from different people to say how is it possible for the president to cooperate with the authorities. So there is pre-bargains, he could turn state witness, testify before a parliamentary inquiry.

Ranjeni Munusamy, Associate Editor at Tiso Black Star

Basically Ramaphosa cannot negotiate on behalf of the NPA, they would have to negotiate the terms of this deal, whatever form it takes. What he is trying to secure is the President's cooperation with the authorities.

Ranjeni Munusamy, Associate Editor at Tiso Black Star

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