- The DA says it will hold off on charges against Cyril Ramaphosa until after the Public Protector's report against him is taken under judicial review
- This comes after Constitutional Court's damning ruling against Mkhwebane on Monday
- The party says they have also asked that their complaint against Mkhwebane be expedited
DA leader Mmusi Maimane says that his party will be putting its criminal charges against Cyril Ramaphosa on hold - for now.
The charges will remain on ice only until after Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report regarding the president is taken under judicial review.
This comes after Ramaphosa announced on Sunday that he would asking the court to review the Public Protector's report against him.
In the report, Mkhwebane found that Ramaphosa misled Parliament regarding the payment made to his election campaign by former Bosasa CEO, Gavin Watson, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
Maimane said that he welcomed the president's decision to take the report against him on review, according to the Mail & Guardian. However, he said that questions still remained about Ramaphosa's links to Bosasa, which has been implicated in extensive state capture.
"Questions still remain: Why did the President change his statement from one week to the next?" Maimane said.
However, while the DA is easing off on Ramaphosa, at least for now, the party is ramping up its action against Mkhwebane. The party has written to National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise to ask her to expedite their complaint against Mkhwebane.
Additionally, the DA has called for a parliamentary review into Mkhwebane's fitness to hold office.
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