- Mmusi Maimane says he found evidence that implicates President Ramaphosa's office in untoward behaviour with the Gupta family
- According to this evidence, during his time as Deputy President, his office helped someone with ties to the family to change their identity
- Maimane wants the president to testify at the state capture inquiry
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane claims there is evidence that President Ramaphosa's office assisted a Gupta associate.
Maimane wants the president to appear before the state capture commission because of this evidence.
According to Maimane, the DA has email proof of Ramaphosa's office helping a friend of Ashu Chalwa, an associate of the Gupta family, to change their identity.
This allegedly happened when Ramaphosa was still the Deputy President.
TimesLIVE reports that the DA leader wants the president to answer a few specific questions:
When he first became aware of the capture
What he did with this knowledge
Why he appointed people to his first Cabinet who have links to the Guptas
What he knew of the Gupta-linked appointments made in State-Owned Enterprises boards (Ramaphosa was serving as Chairperson of the Inter-ministerial Committee on SOEs)
How much he knew of favours done for the Guptas by his office during his time as Deputy President
Maimane stated that the president should be bold and willing to testify.
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