Maimane goes for Ramaphosa, calls for tough stance on corruption

Maimane goes for Ramaphosa, calls for tough stance on corruption

- Mmusi Maimane has called for a committee to be established to look into Cyril Ramaphosa's alleged Bosasa payment

- Maimane says he has written a letter to the National Assembly Speaker regarding such a committee

- He says that Cyril Ramaphosa must be an example of accountability

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DA leader Mmusi Maimane has gone after Cyril Ramaphosa once again regarding the R500 000 payment made to the president's election campaign by former Bosasa CEO, Gavin Watson.

Maimane says that he was written to National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise to appoint a committee to look into the Public Protector's report regarding the Bosasa payment.

Maimane said he was doing this because he believes government should take a tough stance on corruption.

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The DA leader informed the press about the letter he had written on Wednesday. 

"It is important that, if Mr Ramaphosa is serious about eradicating corruption, he sets a good example," Maimane said. As a result, Maimane wants the president to appear before the ad hoc committee and account to it for the Bosasa payment.

Maimane says that Ramaphosa must tell the committee his side of the story, has gathered. However, Maimane stressed that the DA would challenge the president on the payment he allegedly received from Bosasa and on his son's links to the company. 

"Tomorrow's State of the Nation Address cannot be simply talk," Maimane said. "It requires action."

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The DA has pursued the issue of Ramaphosa's alleged Bosasa payment for several months now. The party has also accused the president of having misled Parliament regarding the payment.

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