Ramaphosa addresses Bosasa, energy family ties

President Cyril Ramaphosa faced a barrage of questions from the DA on the relationship between his son and the controversial company Bosasa.

CAPE TOWN - Conflicts of interests regarding Bosasa and Eskom were major talking points during the presidential question and answer session on Thursday.

President Cyril Ramaphosa updated the nation on government's processing of evidence emerging from the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, as well as developments around the power utility, amongst other issues.

Ramaphosa faced a barrage of questions from the DA on the relationship between his son and the controversial company Bosasa.

The opposition party wanted to know the amount of money Ramaphosa's son, Andile received from Bosasa, now known as African Global Operations.

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The president said the public protector was dealing with the matter and all the information has been submitted to her offices for investigation.

African Global Operations was not the only business conflict of interest raised during the discussion, as the EFF queried the costs and benefits of independent power producers connections with Eskom.

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The president outlined his and family connections to different energy producers and stated his separation from the various business interests.

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"I would argue there is no conflict of interest. There will only be a conflict of interest if you can prove it," Ramaphosa said and referred to the press conference held by his brother-in-law Patrice Motsepe.

Ramphosa urged law enforcement agencies and government departments not to wait for the end of the Zondo commission before taking action against corruption.

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