Release full Ramaphosa-Bosasa report, DA tells Public Protector

Leader of the official opposition, Mmusi Maimane has called on the Public Protector to release the full report on a R500,000 Bosasa donation to President Cyril Ramaphosa's election campaign.

Over the weekend, the Sunday Independent newspaper reported that in a leaked preliminary report, Busisiwe Mkhwebane finds Ramaphosa guilty of inadvertently misleading Parliament about the funding.

Read: Ramaphosa fingered in PP's Bosasa investigation?

Democratic Alliance (DA) chief whip John Steenhuisen points out that the report is seven months overdue as Maimane lodged the party's original complaint last November - seven months ago.

He's had two follow-up meetings with her and we keep being told it's almost finished.

John Steenhuisen, Chief Whip - DA

Steenhuisen refutes accusations that the DA is prioritising the urgent release of this specific report as opposed to other delayed ones because it would give the official opposition ammunition against the president.

He says it's in the interests of all parties to resolve this matter urgently.

This report is slightly different because it really speaks to the whole aspect of democratic accountability of the executive - you've got a situation where an allegation has been made against the head of the executive that he was less than honest when he answered questions in Parliament.

John Steenhuisen, Chief whip - DA

It's now obviously found President Ramaphosa guilty in the court of public opinion because that's what the leaked report says.

John Steenhuisen, Chief whip - DA

We're saying it's in the best interests of all parties... for this report to be expedited and finalised.

John Steenhuisen, Chief whip - DA

Steenhuisen says if the report does find Ramaphosa guilty of misleading Parliament, he needs to be sanctioned.

It'll be important that we start the sixth Parliament off with the executive under no illusion that they have a duty to account fully and openly to Parliament.

John Steenhuisen, Chief Whip - DA

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