- The DA had lodged a request to see the documents in question
- The president, however, declined to provide them
- In response, the opposition party demanded that Ramaphosa explain himself to Parliament
Cyril Ramaphosa has refused to share the contract that his son Andile signed with corruption-linked company Bosasa.
This comes after the DA requested that the president publish the document.
DA MP Solly Malatsi said this was proof that Ramaphosa was hiding something.
This follows a dubious R500 000 payment made by Bosasa's Gavin Watson to Ramaphosa's son, which Ramaphosa's team later said was a campaign donation which they unsuccessfully tried to give back.
Initially, however, Ramaphosa had said that the money was paid to Andile for services he had rendered to Bosasa.
The money has since cast a cloud of suspicion over the president, who has been trying to project himself as a reformer dedicated to rooting out government corruption.
Additionally, the DA has demanded that Ramaphosa address the issue when he responds to Parliament today. The party says that Ramaphosa has not adequately explained the money, nor shown the public the contract in question, according to News24.
Similarly, several MPs berated Ramaphosa for not taking more action against state capture and other corruption.
Several also mocked Ramaphosa's SONA catchphrase "Watch this space".
This is the latest in several allegations against Ramaphosa. Several MPS have bashed him over his handling of the current Eskom crisis, while COPE's Terror Lekota has now accused the president of betraying his struggle comrades in the 1970s in exchange for a shorter prison sentence.
All of this means Ramaphosa has a lot of criticism to dispel ahead of the May 8 elections.
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