- A recent report emerged which allegedly leaked the names of donors to President Cyril Ramaphosa's CR17 campaign
- A group of political heavyweights have weighed in on the matter and some expressed outrage
- Zwelinzima Vavi has had his say and the EFF leaders have chastised Ramaphosa as well
A report emerged recently which allegedly leaked the names of donors who contributed toward President Cyril Ramaphosa's CR17 campaign.
The identities of the donors and the way funding had been secured has been a huge talking point and some political heavyweights have now also had their say.
The Sunday Independent reported the list of names who donated millions towards the campaign and it included some of South Africa's wealthiest people.
Briefly.co.za gathered that someone like Nicky Opperheimer allegedly donated as much as R10 million.
Wits University vice-chancellor professor Adam Habib felt the list was par for the course and claimed he could easily have guessed the names prior to the leaked information.
Senior EFF leaders, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi and Floyd Shivambu, were more scathing in their assessment and questioned the president’s integrity.
Shivambu also took to Twitter and claimed that “the white capitalist established has rented a president to the erstwhile liberation movement”.
Meanwhile, Ndlozi disagreed with comments made by former Cosatu general-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi via social media.
Vavi called for the list of donors who contributed towards the campaign of Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.
Ndlozi deemed this to be immaterial as she was not elected as head of state.
Ndlozi added that the CR17 donors list was crucial in identifying where a potential conflict of interest may lie.
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