Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has confirmed receiving a complaint in which a Member of Parliament (MP) accuses President Cyril Ramaphosa of breaching the Executive Code of Ethics.
She says she received the complaint on Wednesday afternoon.
Mkhwebane says she has been inundated with queries about the complaint since the sitting of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts earlier this week.
Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) has given Ramaphosa at least ten days in which to explain what he knew about the alleged abuse of state funds for political party campaigns. This follows African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament Mervyn Dirks’ letter urging SCOPA to summon Ramaphosa to explain leaked remarks in which he apparently admits knowing about the abuse of such state funds.
The Public Protector South Africa confirms receipt of Executive Ethics complaint against the President. pic.twitter.com/wpOPSJWp4U
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ANC says Ramaphosa will comply SCOPA request
The ANC says President Cyril Ramaphosa will comply with the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) request to make written representations about a complaint against him.
This after SCOPA said it has given President Cyril Ramaphosa seven days to explain what he knows about the abuse of state funds for party-political campaigns.
Sibongile Besani, ANC Head of Presidency shares more:
ANC’s head of the Presidency, Sibongile Besani says Ramaphosa has always demonstrated cooperation with any requirement for accountability.
“All that one can assert quite firmly is that the President has never reneged on any institution that requires of him to account for what is believed to be his conduct or any other thing. He is one President who respects the rules of the game, the rule of law, in particular, accountability,” says Besani.