CR17 campaign donations are none of the EFF’s business: Cyril

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CR17 campaign donations are none of the EFF’s business: Cyril

The bank records are private under the law, says CR team

Franny Rabkin

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s choice to appear before the ANC’s integrity committee about his CR17 campaign donations was an “internal ANC matter. It does not concern a rival political party like the EFF,” said the president in court papers filed on Wednesday.

Ramaphosa was answering an application by the EFF to unseal the court record in the president’s high court battle with the public protector last year, and so enable the opposition party to access the banking records of the CR17 campaign. The campaign saw Ramaphosa elected ANC president at the ANC’s 2017 Nasrec elective congress.

During her investigation into a complaint that Ramaphosa had misled parliament about a donation from Bosasa’s Gavin Watson, public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane obtained bank statements for the campaign from the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) and in her report revealed that millions of rand were received in donations. She infamously remarked that there was a “risk of some sort of state capture by those donating these monies to the campaign”. ..

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