President Cyril Ramaphosa said the Public Protector’s finding that he deliberately misled Parliament about donations to his party’s election campaign was “unfortunate” and “deficient” both factually and in law.
In a statement released on Friday afternoon, he said his response to the section 7(9) notice has been given due consideration.
Ramaphosa said he would study the Public Protector’s report and make a decision on any further action.
Earlier on Friday, the Public Protector said in light of the nature and size of the donations made to the president’s campaign fund, it was expected of him to be aware of and interrogate the sources of the funds.
Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane made this finding in her report on the investigation of a R500,000 by facilities management company Bosasa to the president’s campaign fund in 2017.
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