| Ramaphosa: FIC gave Mkhwebane far more CR17 information than what she ...

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The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) gave Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane far more financial information relating to bank accounts used by President Cyril Ramaphosa‘s successful CR17 campaign than what she had initially asked for.

The FIC‘s decision, which was signed off by director Xolisile Khanyile, to provide the information to Mkhwebane, as well as her decision to use the information as evidence in her report, were both unlawful, Ramaphosa contended in court papers. Ramaphosa also accused Mkwhebane of conducting a fishing expedition by investigating the CR17 campaign, saying the complaints filed to her office were used as a “useful cover for what was her real investigation”, meaning the campaign and its donors.

CR17 campaign members interviewed by Mkhwebane confirmed to News24, on condition of anonymity, that she had asked them directly for the names of Ramaphosa‘s donors.

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