Ramaphosa: Battle with Mkhwebane over CR17 campaign not a distraction

Ramaphosa: Battle with Mkhwebane over CR17 campaign not a distraction

- President Cyril Ramaphosa's high profile battle with Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwbane has dominated headlines

- However, Ramaphosa insists that his focus is on leading the country, despite all the buzz

- The president wants to leave the matter in the hands of the courts, concerning himself with his duties instead

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says that the courts will decide on his battle with Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

In a social media post, it was revealed Ramaphosa's attention is focused on the job at hand - leading the nation:

"These are political things that are happening and they're not distracting me. I was elected by the people of South Africa to do their work and that remains my focus."

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The president made the comments after his working visit to Tanzania, where he managed to strengthen ties between the African nation and South Africa, reports eNCA.

Briefly.co.za reported that an investigation into a R500 000 BOSASA donation had brought attention to Ramaphosa's CR17 campaign to lead the ANC.

The Public Protector's investigation raised concerns of alleged money laundering, with leaked emails later exposing the donors to the campaign that managed to rally nearly R1 billion in support of Ramaphosa's endeavour.

With the courts approving an interim application to stall Mkhwebane's remedial action against Ramaphosa, the Public Protector's report will now be taken up on judicial review.

However, Mkhwebane's competency has since been called into question, with the Democratic Alliance renewing calls for her removal after a slew of court losses.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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