Malema: Ramaphosa must come clean on Bosasa or we’ll disrupt SONA
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Malema: Ramaphosa must come clean on Bosasa or we’ll disrupt SONA

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has sent a stern warning to President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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Sibahle Motho

Malema briefed the media at the party’s headquarter in Braamfontein on Wednesday.

 

The briefing came on the back of shocking evidence of fraud and corruption, implicating various government officials, presented by former Bosasa executive Angelo Agrizzi at the commission of inquiry into state capture.

 

Malema says the time has come for Ramaphosa to take the country in his confidence on any favours he might have received from the controversial facilities management company.

 

“This must be a press conference in which journalists will be able to ask open questions. His explanation in Parliament regarding Bosasa has exposed him as having lied, since both his son and Bosasa contradicted him. He must further produce credible evidence that he has paid the alleged R500 000 that he wrongfully received for his campaign as ANC president, as he promised to do so,” Malema said.


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In an answer to a question in the National Assembly last year, Ramaphosa said his son Andile Ramaphosa received money from Bosasa as part of his consultancy work.

 

The amount was R500 000.

 

Ramaphosa subsequently corrected the answer in a statement, saying the money was not meant for his son, but for his campaign to become ANC president ahead of the party’s national conference at Nasrec.

 

He denied that there were any corrupt dealings with Bosasa.

 

Malema has now given Ramaphosa until end of January to address the issue, otherwise the EFF would disrupt the State of the Nation Address.

 

“Failure to do so will lead the EFF requesting in Parliament to turn the address into a president answering questions on his involvement in the Bosasa-gate. We gave the president until the end of January to comply with the above, failing which we will write to the Speaker of the National Assembly to convert the SONA into a question-and-answer session.”

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