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EFF notes dismissal of application in unsealing of CR17 bank statements

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The EFF has noted the dismissal of its application for the unsealing of the CR17 bank statements, further confirming that it will now be approaching the Constitutional Court.

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) released a statement in response to the High Court’s dismissal of its application for the unsealing of the CR17 bank statements. On Tuesday, 20 July 2021, the EFF wrote that it noted with concern that the ruling by the North Gauteng High Court to dismiss with costs its application to unseal the controversial CR17 bank statements.

The EFF believes that the documents contained information revealing that the sitting State President, Cyril Ramaphosa, received undeclared amounts of money while he was still deputy president, in order to ascend to the presidency of the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC). The EFF further stated that it was of the view that the ruling was part of the correct diagnosis made by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, that the judiciary was beginning to utilise cost orders to dissuade entities from pursuing matters that ensured transparency and accountability in society.

The EFF maintained that it is in the public interest for the bank statements to be unsealed, stating that just because the money was raised in a political party contest does not take away from the fact that Ramaphosa supposedly used the money for his personal benefit.

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