An independent panel found preliminary evidence that South African President Cyril Ramaphosa had violated his oath of office, a finding that could lead to him being impeached.
Ramaphosa has denied any wrongdoing and has not been charged with any crimes.
He said, “I categorically deny that I have violated this oath, in any way, and I similarly deny that I am guilty of any of the allegations made against me,” the president said in a statement.
In the coming weeks it will be decided whether he will run for a second term on the governing African National Congress ticket for the 2024 election.
A three-member panel was set up to inquire if Ramaphosa should be impeached after millions of dollars in cash was allegedly stolen from his private farm.
The panel determined that Ramaphosa should face further scrutiny on his ability to stay in office.
President Ramaphosa has denied any wrongdoing and has not been charged with any crimes.