Journalist Oliver Meth confirms CR17 payments for ‘freelance work’

Journalist Oliver Meth confirms CR17 payments for ‘freelance work’

- Top South African journalist, Oliver Meth, has come forward on social media to confirm that he received payments in relation to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s 2017 campaign

- Meth says that these payments were for his work as a “freelancer”

- Many are skeptical about Meth’s statement and claim that he should have declared the payments

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Well-known South African journalist, Oliver Meth, took to social media recently in an attempt to clarify his involvement in SA President, Cyril Ramaphosa’s 2017 campaign.

This statement comes amidst heated discussions and investigations regarding Ramaphosa’s funders for his CR17 campaign.

Ramaphosa initially denied that he knew who the donors were for CR17, however, information was subsequently obtained that showed he was fully aware of his funders.

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SA Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, issued a probe into the funds for CR17 earlier this year and Ramaphosa has since succeeded in having the files containing campaign information sealed off.

Before Ramaphosa was able to do so, information was released to the public which implicated a number of people in shady donor scandals, including top journalist, Meth.

Meth claimed on Twitter today that the evidence showing he received money for CR17 was for freelance work on the campaign.

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Meth went on to state that he will not be taking any interviews regarding the issue.

However, gleaned that many are unhappy with Meth’s statement, pointing out that the journalist should have declared the payments, especially since the Public Protector initiated a probe into the campaign funding.

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