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South African Panel Asks Ramaphosa to Explain Campaign-Funding Comments

Cyril Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa

Photographer: Dwayne Senior/Bloomberg

A parliamentary committee will request President Cyril Ramaphosa to explain recorded comments in which he allegedly said the ruling party misused taxpayer money for its campaigning.

‘’We will write to the president and give him seven to 10 working days to explain those comments and what knowledge he has of the misuse of state funds” Mkhuleko Hlengwa, chairman of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts told lawmakers. “Based on that response, the committee will then decide on its way forward, including inviting him to appear and answer questions.”