President Cyril Ramaphosa wants to avoid certain details in the Public Protector's BOSASA report being shown to the public. The president's legal team has approached to High Court to seal the details, accusing Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane of illegally gaining access to the information.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has asked the Gauteng High Court to seal certain information in his BOSASA debacle.
EWN reports that Ramaphosa's legal team has requested that particular details in Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report on his donation from the infamous group be closed off from public knowledge.
Briefly.co.za reported that the Public Protector had found Ramaphosa had deliberately misled Parliament when he claimed he had no knowledge of a R500 000 donation from BOSASA.
Ramaphosa claims that Mkhwebane had unlawfully procured information contained in her report on the matter. In a statement to the court, the president's legal team commented:
“We have reason to believe that certain of the abovementioned documents may have been unlawfully obtained by the public protector."
Mkhwebane had also found signs of alleged money-laundering, recommending that the National Prosecuting Authority investigate her remedial action.
The Ramaphosa leaks had recently revealed that the president had intimate knowledge of who funded his 2017 campaign to become leader of the ANC.
Ramaphosa had previously told Parliament that he had not been aware who had donated to his CR17 campaign.
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