Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane wants President Cyril Ramaphosa to personally foot the bill for legal fees in his BOSASA debacle.
While the Public Protector has yet to release her final report on her probe into Ramaphosa's BOSASA donation, Mmusi Maimane wants the president to foot the bill.
Busisiwe Mkhwebane is expected to release her findings on the probe soon, with reports suggesting that Ramaphosa is already anticipating challenging the Public Protector's decision.
The DA leader originally filed the complaint with Mkhwebane and now says that Ramaphosa must not expect the state to shell out millions on his behalf:
"South Africans cannot be expected to pay the legal bill for the president to defend himself against allegations of corruption, abuse of power, and money laundering."
Maimane revealed that he has asked Ramaphosa in writing not to use public funds to finance the upcoming legal battle:
"In particular, the president must reassure South Africans that he does not intend to use the services of the state attorney or cause the state attorney to pay legal practitioners on his behalf relating to this matter."
Maimane claims that SA is fast 'running out of money', adamant that the nation can't afford to 'hand millions' to Ramaphosa to fight his personal battles, reports TimesLIVE.
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