Maimane's BOSASA letter leaves Zille defending Gupta donation to DA

Maimane's BOSASA letter leaves Zille defending Gupta donation to DA

DA leader Mmusi Maimane was hoping to open a can of worms when he waved an ANC letter thanking BOSASA CEO Gavin Watson for a R3 million donation. Instead, the opposition head has left former DA leader Helen Zille defending an old donation from an even more infamous bunch - the Guptas.

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Mmusi Maimane demanded answers from President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday, but the result has been a nasty blow to his own party.

Taking to social media, the DA leader had given the president 14 days to respond to questions raised over a letter to BOSASA CEO Gavin Watson. reported that Maimane had revealed a letter from the ANC, thanking Watson for a R3 million payment made to the party.

The end result? A South African demanded answers on a shady letter from the Democratic Alliance's past, thanking Atul Gupta for his 'generous donation' to the party.

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Former DA leader Helen Zille jumped to Maimane's defence, insisting that the donation had been made before the family rose to infamy:

"The fundraiser was with Sahara and it was long before the Guptas were notorious."

Insisting that the family had gained no favours from their contribution, Zille commented that:

"I never gave them any favours. They once asked for a blue light brigade in Cape Town and I said NO."

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