President Ramaphosa Responds to CR17 Campaign Funds

Written by on 12 November, 2020

By: Lindelani Mbatha

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he does not have power to unseal the CR17 campaign bank statements.

Ramaphosa had been answering questions in the National Assembly, on the measures being taken against state capture and corruption, the financing of his 2017 ANC presidential campaign, and racial polarisation in South African society.

In March, a full bench of the high court reviewed, declared invalid and set aside Mkhwebane’s decision to investigate and report on the CR17 election campaign.

The high court found that Mkhwebane had no jurisdiction to investigate the complaints lodged by former DA leader Mmusi Maimane and EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu as well as the CR17 campaign and its donations.

Ramaphosa says the bank statements are from accounts over which he does not have any form of control therefore political parties must let the court decide on the unsealing of the CR17 campaign bank statements.

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