Analyst asks if president protecting funders or those who voted him into office

The Presidency has released a statement asserting that neither Cyril Ramaphosa nor his campaign did anything wrong, legally or ethically, in sourcing funding for his 2017 ANC presidential bid.

It says the leaking of confidential banking information on the CR17 campaign - supposedly held only by the Public Protector - amounts to a violation of the constitutionally enshrined right to privacy.

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Xolani Dube, political analyst from the Xubera Institute of Research and Development, asks whether the president is protecting campaign funders rather than those who elected him into office.

It seems as if us, as South Africans, according to him we need to stay in the darkness. We need not know who he really is and who are the powers behind the power.

Xolani Dube, Political analyst - Xubera Institute of Research and Development

It seems as if we are reversing back to the times of Jacob Zuma where our country was shrouded in secrecy until the journalists and other patriotic South Africans felt that Zuma is digging a grave for South Africans, we need to rescue ourselves.

Xolani Dube, Political analyst - Xubera Institute of Research and Development

Dube says that within the South African political context, given the narrative of state capture, anything that is shrouded in secrecy is wrong.

Is he supposed to serve us, or is he supposed to serve his master? That's the only problem.

Xolani Dube, Political analyst - Xubera Institute of Research and Development

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