Ramaphosa asks court to seal certain information contained in PP Bosasa report

President Cyril Ramaphosa's legal team is asking the Gauteng High Court to seal certain information contained in the record of the Public Protector’s report on Bosasa.

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane found that the president misled Parliament in his response to a question about a R500,000 donation from Bosasa for his ANC presidential campaign in 2017.

Clement Manyathela speaks to Tiso Blackstar specialist reporter Karyn Maughan on the latest developments.

There are a number of issues that are being raised in this letter, including the president's concerns that his emails and bank records may have been unlawfully obtained.

Karyn Maughan, Specialist reporter - Tiso Blackstar

They are referring to the statements from Absa Bank where they denied having been subpoenaed by the public protector.

Karyn Maughan, Specialist reporter - Tiso Blackstar

The crucial matter, I think, for now, is for the public protector to simply state where she got this material because Standard Bank also said it was not subpoenaed.

Karyn Maughan, Specialist reporter - Tiso Blackstar

The office of the public protector says it has received the information through their lawyer late on Thursday.

The public proctor is still going to take advice from our counsel with regard to this latest request from the president.

Oupa Sekgalwe, Spokesperson - Public Protector

Listen below for more...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
 Former Scopa chair Themba Godi pledges to help Busiswe Mkhwebane pay costs

Former Scopa chair Themba Godi pledges to help Busiswe Mkhwebane pay costs

Godi says he will help raise money to pay her cost order judgment on Absa/Bankorp matter after she was found personally liable.

Hawks launches investigation into Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwabane

Hawks launches investigation into Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwabane

EWN reporter Nthakoana Ngatane says Hawks head says it will investigate only the complaint by rights group Accountability Now.

AfriForum lays criminal complaint against Fikile Mbalula

AfriForum lays criminal complaint against Fikile Mbalula

The charges relate to a sponsored 2016 holiday Mbalula took when he was sports minister.

'Public Protector is utterly recalcitrant, and needs to be given a wake-up call'

'Public Protector is utterly recalcitrant, and needs to be given a wake-up call'

The legal rights group's director Paul Hoffman explains why it has taken the step to lay charges against Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

Public Protector has her sights set on Sars boss Edward Kieswetter

Public Protector has her sights set on Sars boss Edward Kieswetter

Ferial Haffajee Columnist at Daily Maverick and at News24 analyses this latest move by Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

Popular articles
[WATCH] Man records every treadmill run over 8 months... and shows weight loss

[WATCH] Man records every treadmill run over 8 months... and shows weight loss

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] Pilot filming aftermath of his plane crashing into ocean goes viral

[WATCH] Pilot filming aftermath of his plane crashing into ocean goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Standard Bank says comedy of errors with bond applicant 'a once off'

Standard Bank says comedy of errors with bond applicant 'a once off'

Only when consumer journalist Wendy Knowler chased Standard Bank did they admit wrongdoing that cost a client R41 000.

Autopsy report confirms Selahle died of unnatural causes in police custody

Autopsy report confirms Selahle died of unnatural causes in police custody

Tshegofatso Selahle died on Sunday after being arrested by JMPD officers for allegedly skipping a robot in Johannesburg.

Land Claims Court ruling: 'Jubilation when judgment was handed down'

Land Claims Court ruling: 'Jubilation when judgment was handed down'

Association of Rural Advancement director Laurel Oettle praises ruling by ConCourt to uphold move to appoint a special master.

Trevor Noah – 4th highest paid comedian on Earth – made R430 million in 2018

Trevor Noah – 4th highest paid comedian on Earth – made R430 million in 2018

Trevor Noah cracked Forbes magazine’s list of highest-paid stand-up comedians in the world.

SA’s richest woman opens up about being a refugee and becoming a billionaire

SA’s richest woman opens up about being a refugee and becoming a billionaire

Magda Wierzycka – Sygnia’s renegade CEO – on her attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

[WATCH] Father and daughter dance-off changes tune when she starts twerking

[WATCH] Father and daughter dance-off changes tune when she starts twerking

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.