Mkhwebane Vs Ramaphosa: ConCourt Says President Did Not Mislead Parliament About CR17

Mkhwebane Vs Ramaphosa: ConCourt Says President Did Not Mislead Parliament About CR17

  • Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane reportedly changed the Executive Ethics Code wording to state that the president intentionally misled the legislation
  • The above is with regard to the CR17 campaign where Ramaphosa allegedly received a large donation of money for his presidential election to the ANC's top seat
  • The Constitutional Court dismissed Mkhwebane's appeal to a judgement at the Pretoria High Court last year

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The Constitutional Court found that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane had changed the wording of the Executive Ethics Code. She concluded that President Cyril Ramaphosa purposely misled the legislature.

The ConCourt dismissed the PP's appeal regarding a judgement at the Pretoria High Court. In March last year, Mkhwebane's report was set aside. The report found that the president misled Parliament in terms of funding the CR17 campaign.

The Constitution and Public Protector Act do not allow for Mkhwebane to probe the private affairs of political parties.

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Busisiwe Mkhwebane, ConCourt says, Ramaphosa did not mislead
Busisiwe Mkhwebane changed the words of the Executive Ethics Code by saying that President Ramaphosa misled Parliament, according to the ConCourt. Image: Dwayne Senior/Bloomberg and Simon Dawson
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The Constitutional Court had to rule on whether the president had misled Parliament in terms of the donations made the CR17 campaign. In short, the appeal by the PP was dismissed and leave to appeal was granted, this is according to IOL.

TimesLIVE reported that the case arose when former DA leader Mmusi Mainame questioned Ramaphosa about received by his son Andile, from Bosasa. This happened on 6 November 2018 where the president stated that Andile had business with Bosasa and the payment he received was for services rendered.

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In similar news, Briefly News reported that in a brief statement, President Cyril Ramaphosa welcomed and respects the ruling made by the Constitutional Court on Thursday, 1 July.

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In the case of the Public Protector vs President Cyril Ramaphosa, the Constitutional Court dismissed the public protector's appeal to investigate Ramaphosa's 2017 CR17 ANC campaign for the ruling party's top seat and the bank statements of such, according to IOL.

The court also ruled that Ramaphosa did not mislead Parliament about a R500 000 donation from Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson.

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