Ramaphosa responds to EFF's CR17 claims

File: President Cyril Ramaphosa said he was committed to quelling attacks on foreigners.

File: President Cyril Ramaphosa said he was committed to quelling attacks on foreigners.

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JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson says she's not sure what convoluted conspiracy the EFF is trying to manufacture.

The EFF on Sunday confirmed that MP Tebogo Mokwela received R40,000 from Ramaphosa "related to a bereavement".

READ: EFF says its MP received money from CR17

Khusela Diko says if someone requested money for a bereavement, as alleged in the statement, how does that prove the president knew about the day-to-day fundraising for his campaign.

She says if the EFF's account of what happened is true, all it proves is that the president is a caring and compassionate human being.

Diko further states that Ramaphosa will not give running commentary on each payment made.

READ: Standoff between Ramaphosa, Mkhwebane over CR17 donor records

She says as Ramaphosa said in his submission to the Public Protector, funds were used for things like salaries, costs of rallies, events, meetings and travel.

The EFF said the money for Mokwela confirms the president was directly involved in the accounts used in his ANC presidential campaign.

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eNCA