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President Ramaphosa responds to alleged violations of Executive Ethics Code   

Last updated on July 2, 2019

Pres­i­dent Cyril Ramaphosa has respond­ed to a notice issued by the Pub­lic Pro­tec­tor, Busisi­we Mkhwe­bane in rela­tion to an inves­ti­ga­tion into alleged vio­la­tions of the Exec­u­tive Ethics Code.

Pres­i­dent Ramaphosa sub­mit­ted his response to the Pub­lic Pro­tec­tor, Advo­cate. Busisi­we Mkhwe­bane on Thurs­day, June 27, 2019.

The Pres­i­den­cy said because of press­ing mat­ters of State, Pub­lic Pro­tec­tor grant­ed the Pres­i­dent a request for an exten­sion to sub­mit his response.

“Pres­i­dent Ramaphosa’s sub­mis­sion has var­i­ous con­fir­ma­to­ry affi­davits and sup­port­ing doc­u­ments which, in his view, will enable Pub­lic Pro­tec­tor to con­clude this mat­ter as soon as pos­si­ble,” the pres­i­den­cy said.

The Pres­i­dent has reaf­firmed his respect for the Office of the Pub­lic Pro­tec­tor and his com­mit­ment to offer­ing his full coop­er­a­tion.

Pres­i­dent Ramaphosa is being inves­ti­gat­ed alleged­ly For Mis­lead­ing Par­lia­ment that His Elec­tions Cam­paign Received R500 000 “Dona­tion” From Bosasa Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer, Gavin Wat­son.

Inves­ti­ga­tions Include Whether A Con­flict Of Inter­est Exists Between Pres­i­dent Ramaphosa, His Son, Andile And Bosasa.

The Pub­lic Pro­tec­tor, Advo­cate Mkhwe­bane issued a notice at the end of May 2019 in terms of Sec­tion 7(9) of the Pub­lic Pro­tec­tor Act, which stip­u­lates that her office will afford such per­son an oppor­tu­ni­ty to respond,

“The Pub­lic Pro­tec­tor shall afford such per­son an oppor­tu­ni­ty to respond in con­nec­tion there­with, in any man­ner that may be expe­di­ent under the cir­cum­stances,”

Alle­ga­tions Sur­faced That His Son Secured Lucra­tive Con­tracts With Bosasa To The Tune Of At Least R2 Mil­lion.

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