Alleged coup plotter Elvis Ramosebudi
Alleged coup plotter Elvis Ramosebudi

Coup plotter case doesn't add up

By Letter Time of article published May 1, 2017

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The Congress of the People (Cope) suspects that there is something very strange and questionable in the case against Elvis Ramosebudi, who is accused of plotting a coup. It does not make sense to have one person plotting a coup and being so careless and substandard about his plans.

Cope is asking questions because it smells a rat. It is not a secret that the very list of those to be assassinated is a mixed bag of warring parties. Why would one want to assassinate Ms Vytjie Mentoor and Advocate Thuli Madonsela who are not in power and call that a coup?

It is now well known that Mr Zuma reshuffled the cabinet based on a so-called intelligence report that Pravin Gordhan, Mcebisi Jonas and Lungisa Fuzile went abroad to conspire to topple the Zuma government.

It is not far-fetched for a reasonable person to link the case of Ramosebudi to the said intelligence report. The Zuma supporters within government are well aware that there was no truth in the said report. The case against Ramosebudi is a cunning plot on their part to give legitimacy to the said report.

Cope is very disturbed that Zuma and his supporters are so desperate as to come up with Walt Disney stories to secure their positions at all costs.

Minister of State Security David Mahlobo denied any knowledge of the so-called Zuma Intelligence Report that was used by Zuma to reshuffle the cabinet.

Cope expects that the intelligence agencies of this country will be the first to know about such a serious matter as a planned coup against the government.

David Mahlobo is quiet.

Instead the Hawks are taking the lead.

Cope is more than ever convinced that the people of South Africa will never be fooled by this desperate government of Zuma. The leadership of Zuma has become toxic to the country and therefore Zuma must go as a matter of urgency, which is the issue.

Dennis Bloem

Cope Spokesperson

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