Ramaphosa's campaign funds in spotlight as #C17Bankstatements trends

Ramaphosa's campaign funds in spotlight as #C17Bankstatements trends

- Social media users are convinced that there is something sinister behind the funding of President Ramaphosa's C17 presidential campaign

- The EFF's Godrich Gardee said that EFF had launched a court action with the constitutional court to unseal the C17 bank statements

- Social media users who agreed with Gardee took to Twitter to share their reactions and theories

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Twitter users were sharing their opinions and theories around allegations that there was evidence that President Cyril Ramaphosa's C17 campaign was funded by beneficiaries of state tenders.

This was one theory that was put forward by the EFF's Godrich Gardee on Twitter. He shared a string of tweets explaining his theory.

He said that the EFF had approached the court to unseal the C17 campaign statements. Throughout the day the hashtag #C17BankStatements was trending on social media:

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Ramaphosa's campaign funds in spotlight as #C17Bankstatements trends

President Ramaphosa is facing allegations of corruption dating back to his C17 campaign. Photo credit: Cyril Ramaphosa
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"The problem with #CR17BankStatements is that senior members of opposition were recepient, paid & appear there & those known to be #NDZ (moles of #CR17) appear in the statements. There will be bloody chaos in the country if the information is released to the public."

"Till today @MYANC have apartheid security spies in high echelons of organisational & state leadership because @StateSecurityRS refused to make the list of Bruno Mtolo & them public, not even @NelsonMandela could be trusted with the list #CR17BankStatements will never be unsealed."

"#EFF has launched court action up to @ConCourtSA to get the #CR17BankStatements unsealed, #SesithembeleKuConCourt Beneficiaries of lucrative state tenders are the donors in the #CR17BankStatements including appointment to strategic boards ..."

Other social media users weighed in on the allegations:

@EdgarLegoale:

"Honestly, President Cyril Ramaphosa is always talking about fighting corruption and wrongdoings in the ANC as if yena ke cousin ya bo Jeso. he takes no accountability when it comes to #CR17BankStatements. If he wants our respect, he must unseal re bone ke lenyeloi or what."
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@SuperiorZulu:

"I Salute Cyril Ramaphosa he managed to get Political Parties to back off and not ask about #CR17BankStatements. I also salute him for convincing them that Adv Mkhwebane who has assisted over 47000 people as PP is incompetent thus must be removed as she exposed corruption of CR17."

@_AfricanSoil:

"I knew the #CR17BankStatements scandal was big when journalists refused to dig deep and the North Gauteng high court wrongfully sealing them in court when they wouldn't have done for a President not Stellenbosch approved."

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Speculation is high that South Africans will be facing another round of hard lockdown restrictions amid high Covid-19 infections.

The ANC's National Executive Committee has reportedly agreed the country cannot endure going back to hard lockdown.

Nomvula Mokonyane, head of organising in the party, confirmed during a briefing following the meeting commenting that:

"What was raised is that we all have to give the necessary support creating an environment that will not lead to a total shutdown of the economy. Meaning that we can't drive the country to a total shutdown unless otherwise we have created alternatives, alternatives that currently do not exist."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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