South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa responded to Mmusi Maimane’s allegations in the National Assembly, that his son Andile Ramaphosa, may have received a suspicious payment from Bosasa.
Below are some of Cyril Ramaphosa’s quotes on the matter.
“I proceeded to ask my son what this was all about. He runs a financial consultancy business and he consults for a number of companies‚ and one of those companies is Bosasa‚ where he provides services on entrepreneurship and on procurement processes. And he advises both local and international companies.” – Cyril Ramaphosa, Times Live, 6 November 2018
“I can assure Mr. Maimane that I asked him at close range whether this was money that was obtained illegally‚ unlawfully – and he said this was service that was provided. To this end‚ he actually even showed me a contract that he signed with Bosasa and the contract also deals with [the] issue of integrity‚ anti-corruption.” – Cyril Ramaphosa, Herald Live, 6 November 2018
“I have told my children that you do not do any business with state-owned enterprises. ‘You do not do any business with the government‚’ that’s what I’ve told them.” – Cyril Ramaphosa, Times Live, 6 November 2018
“But I do know from time to time‚ some of these errors‚ some of these activities‚ can surface. But the filter that I want you to know I apply as their father is that if there’s any illegality‚ if there’s any corruption‚ I’m going to be the first one and take them‚ if needs be‚ to jail myself because I will not allow that.” – Cyril Ramaphosa, Herald Live, 6 November 2018