Johannesburg - DA leader Mmusi Maimane will take on President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday over the R500 000 Bosasa donation to his CR17 campaign that has threatened to derail his ambitious plans for the country.
On Saturday, following the first meeting of the DA’s federal executive after the convening of Parliament, Maimane announced that he would engage Ramaphosa in the national legislature over the donation, which he referred to Public Protector Busi Mkhwebane for investigation last year, during Thursday’s scheduled oral question and answer session.
“Presidents and their families who abuse their power for personal benefit must be treated as equal before the law and held accountable for their actions. Ramaphosa is no exception,” he said.
Maimane had asked Ramaphosa about the R500 000 payment made to his son Andile Ramaphosa in the National Assembly and the president’s response was that he (Andile) had a contract with Bosasa, the controversial company now known as African Global Operations.
However, Ramaphosa later backtracked and said the R500 000 paid in October 2017 was for his successful ANC presidential campaign.