- Ex-Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi says that the payment made to Ramaphosa's campaign is "strange"
- He said that at R500 000 it was a small sum compared to what Bosasa had spent on other campaigns
- Agrizzi spoke on the topic during a recent interview
Former Bosasa COO, Angelo Agrizzi, has said that he finds the R500 000 made by the company's CEO, Gavin Watson, to Cyril Ramaphosa's election campaign to be very strange.
Watson allegedly made the payment while Ramaphosa was running for the ANC's top leadership position.
Several months ago, auditor Peet Venter told the Zondo Commission that Watson told him to make the payment.
Agrizzi spoke about the issue during an interview with Radio 702's Bongani Bingwa.
Agrizzi said he was aware of other payments that had been made to politicians' campaigns, such as R1.5 million that was spent on a company in the North West Province, according to Eyewitness News.
However, Agrizzi says that he finds the report of a R500 000 donation to Ramaphosa's campaign to be "strange". He said it was odd as this is a comparatively small sum.
Ramaphosa currently faces an investigation by the Public Protector regarding this alleged payment. Indeed, the payment has became a major political problem for the president. Not only does he face investigation, but the dubious payment - if true - undermines his image as a reformer and "clean" president.
Ramaphosa's campaign managers say that the president was not aware of the payment, Briefly.co.za has gathered. However, the donation is sure to remain an issue for Ramaphosa for the foreseeable future.
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