Shivambu accuses Ramaphosa of trying to intimidate BOSASA witnesses

Shivambu accuses Ramaphosa of trying to intimidate BOSASA witnesses

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.

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Floyd Shivambu has accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of employing underhanded tactics in the ongoing investigation into his R500 000 BOSASA donation. 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."

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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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