Rightwingers plotting to overthrow the government had brief intentions of assassinating businessman and former politician Cyril Ramaphosa, the Boeremag treason trial was told on Monday. Coup plotter turned state witness Lourens du Plessis said he had dissuaded two accomplices who had ideas of killing President Thabo Mbeki.
The Democratic Alliance called on President Thabo Mbeki on Monday to investigate and discipline those who instigated prominent ANC member Cyril Ramaphosa's ''intervention'' in the Scorpions' probe into Deputy President Jacob Zuma.
Two opposition parties on Monday said it would be inappropriate for former constitutional negotiator and now top businessman Cyril Ramaphosa to mediate in the process of any possible plea bargain involving Deputy President Jacob Zuma and others.
Top African National Congress member Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday he had decided not to play any role in the saga between the Scorpions, Deputy President Jacob Zuma, his financial adviser Schabir Shaik and Mac Maharaj, the former transport minister.
Top African National Congress member Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to meet Scorpions boss Bulelani Ngcuka on Sunday to open discussions on a possible plea bargain in the case of Deputy President Jacob Zuma, his financial adviser Schabir Shaik and Mac Maharaj, the former transport minister.