The Democratic Alliance (DA) says President Cyril Ramaphosa must not drag its leader, Mmusi Maimane, into the investigation by the Public Protector, regarding a R500 000 donation made to his campaign by corruption tainted company, Bosasa.
The party said this in reaction to Ramaphosa’s confirmation that he has indeed received a section 7(9) from the Public Protector regarding the investigation.
The notice gives him a chance to respond to the allegations made against him before a final report is compiled. As a result, Ramaphosa said he would like to question the complainant, which is Maimane, and several witnesses which had appeared before the Public Protector during the course of her investigation.
Speaking on behalf of Maimane, Azola Mboniswa, said instead of dragging others into the matter, the President must focus on clearing his name as it is clear that he is embroiled in corruption like his ANC and country predecessor, Jacob Zuma.
“First of all, the DA notes the latest developments in the investigation by the Public Protector. It is now clear to all that Ramaphosa is embroiled in corruption. Bosasa bought itself a president just like the Guptas who bought themselves a President in Jacob Zuma,” Mboniswa said on behalf of Maimane.