South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has until June 21 to answer anti-graft ombudsman questions after being implicated in a probe into a donation his campaign received from a company linked to a bribes scandal. The rand fell.
Ramaphosa received notification on May 30 about the preliminary outcome of the investigation, which will be finalized once he has responded, Busisiwe Mkhwebane said in a letter to Mmusi Maimane, the leader of the main opposition Democratic Alliance, which requested the probe. She has yet to decide whether to agree to a request by the president to question Maimane and other witnesses.
Johannesburg’s Sunday Independent newspaper reported on May 9 that Mkhwebane had found that Ramaphosa violated the constitution and may have been party to money laundering when his campaign to win control of the ruling party accepted a donation from services company Bosasa.
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