Maimane applies to ask Ramaphosa tough CR17 questions in Parliament

Maimane applies to ask Ramaphosa tough CR17 questions in Parliament

- Mmusi Maimane has written to Thandi Modise to request that he be allowed to question Cyril Ramaphosa in Parliament

- Maimane intends to ask the president about his CR17 campaign

- In particular, the DA wants Ramaphosa to say whether his appointment of several ministers was repayment for work they did for his campaign

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Mmusi Maimane has some questions that he would like to ask Cyril Ramaphosa.

The DA leader has written to the National Assembly Speaker to request that he be given a chance to ask urgent oral questions in Parliament on Thursday.

He questions concern Ramaphosa's CR17 campaign and allegations that it paid considerable funds to several party figures.

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The main focus of Maimane's questions is on the payments to several ANC figures who went on to become ministers in Ramaphosa's Cabinet, has gathered.

These are Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula, Deputy Minister in the Presidency Zizi Kodwa, Minister of Small Business Development Khumbudzo Ntshavheni and Deputy Minister in the Presidency Thembi Siweya. 

These individuals are alleged to have been paid for work they performed for Ramaphosa's campaign for the ANC leadership in 2017, according to the Sunday Independent. 

Maimane wants Ramaphosa to say whether the appointment of these individuals as ministers was in any way linked to the payments they received for campaigning.

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"These 4 individuals received a combined R7 million in payments from the #CR17 campaign," Maimane said in a public statement. "This raises great concern as to whether Ramaphosa acted impartially and rationally when he appointed such individuals."

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