Bosasa donation: Ramaphosa wants to cross-examine Maimane
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Bosasa donation: Ramaphosa wants to cross-examine Maimane

President Cyril Ramaphosa has requested to cross-examine Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane as part of the probe by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane into a Bosasa donation.

President Cyril Ramaphosa
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Maimane lodged a complaint at Mkhwebane’s, asking her to investigate whether Ramaphosa deliberately lied to Parliament about the R500 000 donation from Bosasa in the run-up to the African National Congress’ (ANC) national conference in 2017.

 

It is alleged that the donation was made by Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson through Ramaphosa's son, Andile.

 

The presidency on Thursday confirmed that Ramaphosa has been served with a section 7(9) notice.

 

Spokesperson, Khusela Diko, says Ramaphosa would like to exercise his right to question Maimane.

"It is important to reiterate that President Cyril Ramaphosa continues remains fully committed to cooperating with the public protector in the course of her investigation.”

 

A section 7(9) formally notifies a person that they are implicated in a public protector investigation and gives them ten days to respond to the findings against them.

 

Diko says Ramaphosa has responded to Mkhwebane and requested an extension of the period given to him to reply.

 

Mkhwebane has granted the president the extension until June 21.

 

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