DA leader Mmusi Maimane has submitted two applications in a bid to access the claimed “consulting services” contract between Andile Ramaphosa and Bosasa.
Issuing a press release on Sunday, 11 November 2018, Maimane stated his submission of two applications via the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) to the Presidency as well as Bosasa.
These applications follow from last week in Parliament where the DA party leader questioned Ramaphosa over a payment made by Bosasa’s CEO, Gavin Watson, to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s son, Andile Ramaphosa, of R50 0000.
Maimane has since claimed that he is not satisfied with President Ramaphosa’s explanation that this payment was based on service provision, due to a contradicting statement made by his son.
In the party leader’s own words: “However, someone is being economical with the truth, as Andile Ramaphosa has since gone on record denying that he had received any payment from Bosasa in relation to this allegation.”
Maimane has asked the president to divulge to the public what these “consulting services” consisted of, why the payment was “made to a trust account and not his son’s business account” and to release the actual contract, of which the president has failed to respond.
The DA leader then reiterated the importance of “full transparency and accountability” which he claimed “is the least we can expect from President Ramaphosa.”