- President Ramaphosa's election campaign team will be returning the donation received from Bosasa in 2017
- The team will also look at the list of other donators to make sure everything was legit
- According to the campaign team, President Ramaphosa had no knowledge of the R500 000 donation
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President Ramaphosa's election campaign team will return the R500 000 donation that Bosasa gave to his 2017 presidential campaign.
The campaign team made it clear that the president had nothing to do with the money and that he is not involved in their fundraising.
News24 reports the team stated that President Ramaphosa did not take any money for personal use.
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The president said the donation was made without his knowledge from Bosasa, and this claim was backed by his campaign team.
President Ramaphosa was not aware of the payment, either at the time it was made or when he was answering questions in the National Assembly. His response was an honest reflection of the information available to him at the time.
The team has decided the best action to take now is to return the money.
Furthermore, the team will take a closer look at the list of donors to make sure all received donations from the 200 donators were 'above board'.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that opposition parties called for an investigation into the president's relationship with Bosasa.
The Democratic Alliance and Inkatha Freedom Party want the link between the Ramaphosa family and Bosasa investigated.
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Source: Briefly News