CAPE TOWN-- President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured Parliament that the entire South African Executive and members of his Cabinet will undergo lifestyle audits as he had previously promised.

He was responding to a question in the National Council of Provinces, the upper chamber of parliament, from a representatives of the Democratic Alliance, the country's main opposition party, Jacques Julius, who wanted to know how far the process is and whether Deputy President David Mabuza will also undergo a lifestyle audit.

Ramaphosa had made the promise during the Joint State of the Nation Debate earlier this year that lifestyle audits would be conducted, starting with him.

The President said there is no need to rush and a comprehensive process is underway and will be finalised soon. Allow us space and time to be able to finalise this. In fact, you want a time frame? I can tell you that we are going to have this by the end of October, we should be able to really have a robust system of lifestyle audits, so we are going to be able to put it forward," he added.

"Now I am not able to answer for the Deputy President, all I can say is that everybody is going to be subjected to a lifestyle audit right throughout to members of the Executive. I will be subjected to a lifestyle audit and so will everyone else who serves on the Cabinet.

The president also told the NCOP that he does not believe the process of land reform in South Africa, which involves expropriation without compensation, will result in sanctions being imposed on the country.


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