Johannesburg - President Cyril Ramaphosa's son Andile admitted on Wednesday he was paid R2 million by a company facing extensive corruption allegations, an admission that could embarrass his father ahead of polls.
President Ramaphosa has sought, ahead of elections on May 8, to de-toxify the African National Congress which has been embroiled in numerous graft scandals since coming to power in 1994.
"It was a severe oversight on our part," Andile told News24 of a R230 000-a-month deal his company signed with the Bosasa group in December 2017.
Bosasa, which is now African Global Operations, was a conglomerate involved in bidding for and running lucrative government contracts.
Several suspects including the company's former chief operating officer Angelo Agrizzi appeared at the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court Wednesday over the alleged theft of $120 million from contracts with the prisons service.