Public Protector zooms in on Ramaphosa during campaign funds probe

Public Protector zooms in on Ramaphosa during campaign funds probe

Public protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, is investigating President Ramaphosa for alleged money laundering that is related to more than R400 million's donations to the ANC's presidential campaign.

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President Ramaphosa got Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's attention as she's probing into allegations of money laundering, according to news reports.

TimesLIVE reports that Mkhwebane is looking into the donations of more than R400 million that the ANC received for its presidential campaign.

Three bank accounts linked to the president was scrutinised by the Public Protector and she's questioning transactions.

If Mkhwebane finds anything against the president, it could lead to impeachment.

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News24 reported that Mmusi Maimane, leader of the DA, submitted a complaint against the president in November 2018. This came after Ramaphosa said his son, Andile, received money from Bosasa.

Maimane said he wrote to the Public Protector to demand that the "full, unredacted" report on Ramaphosa's relations with Bosasa be released, Briefly.co.za gathered.

According to the president's campaign managers, the president had no knowledge or control over donations to his campaign. They say that Mkhwebane was confused about what the funds were used for.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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