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.
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.
Briefly.co.za 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.
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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