President Cyril Ramaphosa's postponement of a prescheduled session with parliamentarians, following a report released late on Wednesday about his conduct regarding a burglary at his farm nearly three years ago, is perhaps the first indication that the South African president is facing pressure to not continue with business as usual.
An independent panel appointed by the speaker of parliament found Mr Ramaphosa may have committed serious breaches of the constitution, violated an anti-corruption law, and acted in a way inconsistent with his office.
The sitting was postponed so that Mr Ramaphosa can study the contents of the report.
It’s a hefty and concerning read – one whose allegations the panel of investigators, described as a serious matter.
It will be presented to parliament next week. If they decide to constitute further investigations through an impeachment committee – and that committee finds him guilty – then Mr Ramaphosa could face impeachment.
Ultimately it will come down to a vote – the motion to impeach needs a two-thirds majority to pass.
While Mr Ramaphosa’s governing African National Congress has the numbers to prevent that from happening – the party is also hugely divided, and those against him may see this as an opportunity to vote with opposition parties to remove him.
The president - whose image was built on fighting corruption and upholding the rule of law – has denied any wrongdoing.