Those who helped me win ANC power do not 'owe an apology' to anyone: Ramaphosa

- | 3 months ago

People who paid cash towards the CR17 campaign and ANC figures who managed it did not have to explain themselves to anyone.

This is according to President Cyril Ramahosa, who told MPs on Thursday that ANC volunteers and organisers who were involved in his successful bid to take over the leadership of the ANC in 2017 did not "owe an apology" to anyone. Ramaphosa was addressing the controversial CR17 campaign issue following a question from EFF leader Julius Malema, who wanted him to name cabinet ministers who had helped raise funds for the CR17 campaign, and the funders the president had wined and dined.

Malema's question came during a week in which it was revealed that several ANC figures had derived personal benefit from about R1bn that had been raised for the CR17 campaign in the run-up to the ANC national conference in 2017.

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