Ramaphosa agrees to ANC probe on R400 million CR17 campaign funds

Ramaphosa agrees to ANC probe on R400 million CR17 campaign funds

- President Cyril Ramaphosa has made himself available to the ANC's Integrity Committee to clear up suspicions in relation to his CR17 campaign

- Ramaphosa told the ANC NEC that he is willing to subject himself to internal processes to clear his name of controversy

- This seems to have satisfied his detractors for the time being following calls for Ramaphosa's removal from office

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has told the ANC's National Executive Committee that he has asked the Integrity Committee to probe his CR17 campaign which succeeded in garnering enough support to become the party's leader.

The President approached the committee last week, requesting the opportunity to explain his campaign that received over R400 million in donations.

The NEC meeting on Friday saw Ramaphosa explaining that he wished to lead by example when it comes to contesting leadership positions.

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Ramaphosa has agreed to present himself to the ANC Integrity Committee to explain CR17 funding. Image: GCIS/ Flickr
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News24 spoke to a party insider who said this set the tone for the rest of the meeting and was in line with Ramaphosa's call for corruption within the party to end:

"The president said he wants to appear before them and that everyone who has something over their head must go and present their case. This puts an end to all the sideshows."

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Ramaphosa had been facing mounting calls to resign from office after the President penned a letter to the ANC on corruption, dubbing it 'Accused No.1'.

This had prompted a response from former president Jacob Zuma who had condemned Ramaphosa for what he felt was an attempt to destroy the ANC.

Zuma was adamant that the misdeeds of a select few was not grounds for implying that the entire party was corrupt.

The letter had seen the likes of former minister Nomvula Mokonyane supporting calls for Ramaphosa's removal.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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