President Cyril Ramaphosa's request to cross-examine parties involved in the Public Protector's investigation into his BOSASA donation has not gone down well with some. EFF Deputy-President Floyd Shivambu accused Ramaphosa of employing 'intimidatory tactics' against witnesses in the case.
Floyd Shivambu has accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of employing underhanded tactics in the ongoing investigation into his R500 000 BOSASA donation.
Briefly.co.za reported yesterday that Ramaphosa had requested to cross-examine those involved in the investigation, including Democratic Alliance head, Mmusi Maimane.
Shivambu claims that Ramaphosa had been reduced to using 'intimidatory tactics', commenting that:
“The president must dispute the facts presented to him and should avoid an intimidatory tactic of threatening complainants."
Shivambu, along with Maimane, had filed a separate complaint against the president, claiming that he had misled Parliament and violated his code of ethics, reports The Citizen.
The EFF deputy-president nevertheless says he will comply if the Public Protector deems the cross-examination request as worthwhile:
"I will comply and raise concerns in the cross-examination that such sets a wrong precedent."
Meanwhile, presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko says that Ramaphosa had not yet identified Shivambu as one of the witnesses he intended to cross-examine.
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