Ramaphosa takes on Mkhwebane report

 

 

In an address to the nation on Sunday night, President Cyril Ramapahosa said he would seek an “urgent judicial review” of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s report which found that he deliberately misled Parliament when he answered a parliamentary question about a payment received by the CR17 campaign from African Global Group, formerly known as Bosasa.

“Given the gravity of this matter and appreciating the effect that these findings have on this standing — it is essential that the courts be given an opportunity to review the report and make a finding accordingly,” Ramaphosa said. 

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