- Mmusi Maimane has spoken out on the controversy surrounding President Cyril Ramaphosa's CR17 campaign funds
- The DA leader is adamant that Jacob Zuma and the Guptas were not the first allies of state capture, and they will not be the last
- Maimane insists that his aim was not to target Ramaphosa alone, but the entire ANC
Speaking in a video posted to social media, Mmusi Maimane insists that the leaked emails from President Cyril Ramaphosa's CR17 campaign prove that state capture is alive and well in South Africa.
The Democratic Alliance leader says a lot has transpired since he first asked Ramaphosa about a donation made to the very same campaign by the infamous BOSASA group.
During the clip, Maimane says that the dodgy deals exposed by the leaks are signs of a captured state:
“You capture members of the party by paying them off, you let them come on board and ensure that they then get rewarded financially. Others end up in government, those people are no longer loyal to the portfolio they are deployed to, they end up serving the leader or serving the party."
The opposition leader wished to make one thing crystal clear, this was not an attack on Ramaphosa alone, but on the entire ruling party:
“This is a dangerous trend, so if you think what we ought to be doing is just attacking one person you are wrong. We must attack the whole system. We must destroy the system of patronage that is within the ANC."
Briefly.co.za reported that Mmusi Maimane had filed the original complaint with Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, which has sparked the controversy surrounding the CR17 fund seen in recent times.
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