Public Protector investigates Ramaphosa’s ethics

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President Cyril Ramaphosa
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A complaint questioning President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ethics has been lodged with the office of the Public Protector.

Suspended ANC lawmaker Mervyn Dirks had indicated that he would be approaching the chapter nine institution over President Ramaphosa’s utterances at an ANC meeting in which he appeared to have admitted that public funds were used for party campaigns. This was contained in a leaked audio.

Public Protector Advocates Busisiwe Mkhwebane says the complainant alleges a breach of the Executive Code of Ethics. The Public Protector has 30 days in which to probe this mattter.

The president has already been asked to submit a written explanation to Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa).

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