President Cyril Ramaphosa will offer to pay back the money that controversial company Bosasa paid to his campaign fund during the race for the presidency of the ANC.
A Ramaphosa aide revealed that there was nothing sinister about Ramaphosa disclosing that he had given Parliament wrong information about a donation from Bosasa.
“He was not aware that money had been donated to his campaign. He was far from the fundraising issues last year [during the ANC leadership race].”
The aide said he was aware that other politicians who had been caught in wrongdoing would now seek to exert similar pressure on Ramaphosa.
“The president is not worried about that. We are ready to refund that money.”
Refunding R500 000 Bosasa donation will do little to quell opposition parties’ calls for probe and a pushback from ANC enemies.