Maimane gives Ramaphosa deadline to reveal who's paying legal bills

Maimane gives Ramaphosa deadline to reveal who's paying legal bills

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane wants President Cyril Ramaphosa to personally pay for his BOSASA legal battle and has given the leader until tomorrow to indicate whose footing the bill.

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Mmusi Maimane has given President Cyril Ramaphosa until tomorrow to reveal who will be paying for his upcoming legal battle.

Briefly.co.za reported that the Democratic Alliance leader wants Ramaphosa to personally foot the bill, claiming that South Africa doesn't have 'millions' to throw at the president's personal problems.

Maimane insists that the R500 000 BOSASA donation to Ramaphosa's 2017 presidential campaign was paid to him as an individual, not as the deputy-president.

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In a letter addressed to the president, Maimane demanded an 'unequivocal undertaking' that Ramaphosa would not be using the state attorney, or expect the state attorney to pay lawyer on his behalf:

"I would request that you revert to me with this undertaking no later than 16h00 on Friday 5 July 2019."

The opposition leader added that Ramaphosa footing the bill for his own legal drama would serve to prove that he was different to his predecessor, Jacob Zuma, reports TimesLIVE.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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