Ramaphosa takes public protector to court over accusations of lying


- uk.news.yahoo.com | 3 months ago

The South African newspapers are all about President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to launch a court challenge against claims by the public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane that he lied to Parliament.

The affair concerns a 36,000 euro donation he received from tycoon Gavin Watson,  the CEO of African Global Operations firm, Bosasa  during his 2017 campaign to become leader of the ruling African National Congress. Cyril Ramaphosa called a press conference in Pretoria on Sunday to announce his decision to seek “an urgent judicial review" of the findings which he described as "fundamentally and irretrievably flawed".

The public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane claimed in the explosive report made public on Friday that Ramaphosa "deliberately misled the National Assembly" when he told lawmakers the payment was for consultancy work carried out by his son Andile.

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