Cape Town - The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) is closely monitoring the battle over its release of banking records of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ANC presidential campaign to Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
This week, the FIC stated that it responds to requests for information from legislated authorities and disseminates financial intelligence reports to these institutions where necessary.
The FIC said should there be a need, it shall seek permission to intervene solely for the purposes of clarifying its mandate and to assist to ensure that there is no misleading of the court.
Ramaphosa’s lawyers have accused Mkhwebane of leaking the banking records of his CR17 campaign which led to him being elected ANC leader in December 2017.
Last month, the North Gauteng High Court ordered the records to be sealed and not be made publicly available at its registrar although they were already being shared on social media platforms.