Standoff between Ramaphosa, Mkhwebane over CR17 donor records

Busisiwe Mkhwebane has filed the documents containing details of donors to Ramaphosa's ANC presidential campaign at the North Gauteng High Court. Courtesy #DSTV403

PRETORIA - The standoff between President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Public Protector has become a game of cat and mouse.

Busisiwe Mkhwebane filed documents containing details of donors to Ramaphosa's ANC presidential campaign at the North Gauteng High Court.

READ: Public Protector files CR17 financial records at High Court

The Deputy Judge President was meant to meet with all parties to discuss the President's request to seal these records on Wednesday morning, but it appeared the Public Protector had other plans. 

Mkhwebane submitted the confidential banking records of the CR17 campaign to the court and gave access to Deputy Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba.

READ: Ramaphosa's lawyers apply to court to have certain records sealed

There has been no clarity on whether a meeting involving Ledwaba, the Public Protector and the Presidency will go ahead on Thursday.

Oupa Segalwe, the Public Protector's spokesperson said, "the question is: do Public Protector's documents contain any new information that's not in the public domain already?

READ: CR17: Ramaphosa's argument on donations

Meanwhile, Mkhwebane is upset at the President's suggestion that she obtained the banking records unlawfully.

Segalwe said it's surprising the President is speaking on behalf of donors he says he never met.

Source
eNCA

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