Johannesburg - President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed that his son received money from corruption accused facilities management company Bosasa.
Ramaphosa denied that the payment to his son Andile was for dubious dealings and said he had inquired to him about the payment.
The president was answering questions on Tuesday during Parliament's question and answer session. The question about his son was posed by DA leader Mmusi Maimane who said he was in possession of a slip and an affidavit confirming that Andile was paid by Bosasa.
Ramaphosa said his son runs a consultancy firm and confirmed the payment to him. He said he has always advised his children not to do business with the state.
"My son has a financial consultancy business and he consults for a number of companies. One of those companies is Bosasa. I asked him at close range whether this money was obtained illegally or unlawfully," said Ramaphosa.