South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address the nation at the end of last week’s BRICS summit. Notably, the South African president is also likely to speak about the Lady R investigation, an investigation into the alleged arms trade sanctioned to Russia. Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the allegations and clarify whether South Africa supplied arms to Russia. With all eyes now on South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, people want to know when he will address the issue and talk about the allegations. Here we will share all the essential details about it. You have to read this article till the end for more details. Continue reading this article for more information.
Lady R’s investigation
South Africa was alleged to have been involved in an arms trade with a Russian ship. It has therefore become necessary for Cyril Ramaphosa to address this issue in his speech scheduled for 8pm on Thursday, August 31, 2023. The South African president is also expected to highlight the outcomes of the BRICS summit in Johannesburg in his speech. A few months ago, Reuben Brigety, who is the US ambassador to South Africa, accused South Africa of supplying weapons to sanctioned Russia during the Russian military’s invasion of Ukraine. Continue reading this article for more information.
Reuben Brigety said he was convinced South Africa had supplied weapons to Russia amid Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Meanwhile, ANC and government officials have flatly denied the allegations by the US ambassador to South Africa, which also sparked widespread condemnation from the ruling party, prompting South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to launch an inquiry to investigate the allegations. He appointed retired senior judge Phineas Mojapelo to lead the investigation. Find out more details in the next section.
In August, a news outlet reported that the Lady R, a Russian cargo ship, did not load weapons or ammunition at the Simon’s Town naval base last December when Russia invaded Ukraine. The media further claimed that the Russian cargo ship Lady R had loaded food and other essential supplies to return to Russia. Now Cyril Ramaphosa is ready to talk about allegations against the country for supplying ammunition or weapons to Russia during the invasion of Ukraine last December. Stay tuned to this website for more details and further updates.