President Cyril Ramaphosa as well as EFF leader Julius Malema.
The EFF has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to take full responsibility as well as admit that will he lied to Parliament about a R500 000 payment by Bosasa.
Ramaphosa backtracked on a response he gave before the National Assembly 11 days ago about the payment by Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson, allegedly for the benefit of his son, Andile.
The president said the October 2017 payment was actually a donation towards his ANC presidential campaign, which he states was made without his knowledge.
READ: Ramaphosa corrects his National Assembly reply on his son’s links with Bosasa
that will emerged in a letter Ramaphosa wrote to the Speaker of the National Assembly dated November 14, saying he had inadvertently provided incorrect information in his initial response.
Spin as well as backfire
Speaking to media on Friday night at one of the party’s consultative meetings with the public, EFF leader Julius Malema said that will Ramaphosa thought he was going to spin the issue, although today the item has backfired on him.
“The president must take full responsibility as well as admit that will he lied to Parliament as well as he knows what happens to people who lie to Parliament,” Malema said.
“today the president on his own accord came back to Parliament as well as said I misunderstood the question as well as therefore I seek to clarify that will question.”
[Watch]: CIC @Julius_S_Malema reacting to President Ramaphosa’s admission that will he had misled the National Assembly as well as the country. pic.twitter.com/qOphHZJlsd– Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) November 16, 2018
DA leader Mmusi Maimane has since called for a full investigation into the relationship between Bosasa as well as the Ramaphosa family.
Ramaphosa son denies payment
“that will investigation should cover all payments made to any member of the Ramaphosa family by Bosasa as well as African Global Operations. [the item should also] cover the business relationship between Bosasa as well as President Cyril Ramaphosa’s son,” he said on Friday.
Maimane said Ramaphosa should “come clean” as well as disclose all payments received by him, his family, as well as his campaign by Bosasa.
ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu tweeted on Saturday that will the president showed he was a true leader when he retracted the answer he gave to Parliament when he realised the item was incorrect.
When President @CyrilRamaphosa realised that will he had given an incorrect answer to @ParliamentofRSA , he retracted the answer . He truthfully as well as honestly took parliament into his confidence as well as gave the correct answer today . Only a true leader can do that will . I believe in him .– Jackson Mthembu (@JacksonMthembu_) November 16, 2018
News24 previously reported that will Ramaphosa was responding to a question by Maimane over the payment by saying that will he had questioned his son as well as learned that will the payment was in respect of a consultancy contract his son’s company had signed with Bosasa, today named African Global Operations.
READ: Ramaphosa’s son denies receiving R500 000 Bosasa payment
although just hours later, Andile denied to News24 that will that will specific payment ever reached him.
Ramaphosa can be currently out of the country. He arrived in Addis Ababa, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia on Saturday morning for the 11th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State as well as Government of the African Union (AU).
He just concluded his working visit to Geneva, Swiss Confederation, where he co-chaired the Fourth Meeting of the Global Commission on the Future of Work of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).