Ramaphosa knew exactly who campaign funders were, leaked emails reveal

Ramaphosa knew exactly who campaign funders were, leaked emails reveal

- Newly-discovered leaked emails show that South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, was very much aware of the identities of those who funded his campaign

- In the past, Ramaphosa has denied that he knew who the donors were

- The leaked emails confirming this have been verified and are being used in SA Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s report on the President

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Despite previously denying that he knew who his campaign funders were, leaked emails have shown that South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa, was fully aware of who was on the list of donors.

These leaked emails have been verified and could implicate the President in illegal activity, News24 reported.

South African Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, included these emails in a report which investigated a R500 000 donation given to the 2017 campaign by Bosasa CEO, Gavin Watson.

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Briefly.co.za discovered that Mkhwebane had urged the National Prosecuting Authority to investigate whether or not Ramaphosa had deliberately misled parliament regarding the donation from Watson.

Last month, Ramaphosa said that the Public Protector’s probe into the donation was unfounded.

The SA President’s campaign managers are also unhappy with the situation, claiming that their private correspondence was intercepted illegally.

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The leaked emails also revealed that Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan, had a large role to play when it came to raising money for Ramaphosa.

It was also uncovered that Ramaphosa was advised by his campaign managers to strategically approach specific donors.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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