Cape Town - The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Friday said it would be laying criminal charges against President Cyril Ramaphosa and has urged National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise to do the same following the release of a damning report by the Public Protector (PP).
A statement from DA leader Mmusi Maimane said PP Busisiwe Mkhwebane's finding that there were suspicions of money laundering regarding a R500 000 donation to his campaign to become ruling party president, needed to be fully investigated.
"The DA will be laying criminal charges of money laundering against Cyril Ramaphosa, the CR17 Campaign, and the attorneys' trust account involved with the campaign," Maimane said.
"The report is replete with evidence to suggest Cyril Ramaphosa’s CR17 campaign was marred with financial irregularities and possible money laundering."
Maimane laid the complaint which led to the PP's investigation.