Following a complaint lodged by Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane to the Public Protector’s office to investigate a R500 000 donation given to President Cyril Ramaphosa for his ANC presidential campaign, advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found the president guilty.
Mkhwebane found Ramaphosa guilty of ‘inadvertently misleading’ Parliament and failing to declare a R500 000 donation from Bosasa boss Gavin Watson for his ANC presidential campaign in 2017.
Hence, it is now up to Mkhwebane’s court to decide the way forward on the donation received by the president.
“The president’s submission contains various confirmatory affidavits and supporting documents which, in his view, would enable this matter to be brought to its conclusion as speedily as possible,” said Khusela Diko, spokesperson of the Presidential office.
“The president has reaffirmed his respect for the office of the public protector and his commitment to offer his full co-operation.”
Diko added that Ramaphosa met Mkhwebane’s deadline on her notice with respect to an investigation into alleged violations of the Executive Ethics Code which he submitted on Thursday.