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Public protector to investigate president

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Inquiry: ANC MP Mervyn Dirks has asked public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to investigate President Cyril Ramaphosa about ANC factions that had abused state funds in the run-up to the party’s 2017 elective conference. (Photo by Gallo Images/Lefty Shivambu)

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane could soon rule on possible ethical violations by President Cyril Ramaphosa after ANC MP Mervyn Dirks asked her to investigate a recording of the president admitting knowledge that state funds were being used to fund leadership battles in the ruling party.

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