- President Cyril Ramaphosa has responded to the recent revelation that his son, Andile, did R2 million worth of business with BOSASA
- A lengthy statement released yesterday also detailed a response to testimony before the Zondo Commission
- Ramaphosa claims that the R500 000 donation he had received from the infamous company was unrelated to the deal his son had entered into
South Africa was abuzz yesterday as answers were finally heard regarding President Cyril Ramaphosa and his connection to BOSASA.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Andile Ramaphosa had received R2 million from the infamous company for his services as an adviser on a number of contracts.
Yesterday saw a detailed statement on the matter released to clarify the presidents view on the situation.
In the statement the Presidency said that when he had answered in Parliament on the R500 000 donation, he had mistakenly spoken of the contract his son had as he had been unaware of the donation to his CR17 campaign.
Ramaphosa reiterated that he had subsequently corrected his answer in a letter to the Public Speaker when he had been made aware of the situation.
He confirmed that he had seen the contract between Andile and BOSASA in September 2018 and had made his comments based on this.
Ramaphosa maintains that his son's contract and the donation were unrelated and that the funds have been placed in a trust account until the matter can be sorted out.
According to News24, Ramaphosa has committed to appearing before the state capture inquiry to address the payments his family has received from the company and any other matters that could come up.
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