Maimane surprises Ramaphosa with letter about Bosasa donation

Maimane surprises Ramaphosa with letter about Bosasa donation

- Mmusi Maimane has surprised the president in Parliament

- He presented him with a letter showing proof of another donation from Bosasa

- The president said he needed to reflect before responding

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Mmusi Maimane has pulled another rabbit out of his hat of surprises for President Ramaphosa. The Democratic Alliance leader revealed that he had a letter which proved that the ANC received R3 million from Bosasa.

He made the revelation at the question-and-answer session in Parliament today. Maimane shared that the letter shows then-ANC secretary-general Zweli Mkhize thanking Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson for a donation of R3 million.

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The president responded by saying that he needed to see the letter and reflect on it. He made a comment that he was doing this after the advice previously given to him by the Public Protector.

The Public Protector said:

"Mr President, when that was done to you, you should have asked for a copy and say you’ll deal with it later.“

Ramaphosa was referring to Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s finding in a report that he had deliberately misled parliament when he was confronted by Maimane on a donation made to his son Andile of R500 000 from Gavin Watson.

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The president has since submitted his response to the Public Protector regarding her probe into his Bosasa donation, gathered.

In Parliament today, Ramaphosa argued that he needed to do the same regarding the R3 million donation.

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