DA leader Mmusi Maimane has stated that he will approach the Commission of Inquiry after confirming that Jeffrey Afriat, who was a director at Gupta-linked Trillian Capital, allegedly sent the Bosasa trust account payment through.
Below are some of Mmusi Maimane’s quotes on the matter.
“The reality is that Mr. Afriat was a director of Trillian Capital.” – Mmusi Maimane, Mail and Guardian, 27 November 2018
“Afriat resigned as Trillian director shortly before the Budlender Inquiry into Trillian was launched. These are not wild allegations, they are just facts, and they are worthy of further exploration by an independent inquiry.” – Mmusi Maimane, Mail and Guardian, 27 November 2018
“Afriat served as director during 2016 alongside Mr. Eric Wood – at the apex of State Capture and theft of public money by the Guptas and the ANC. Afriat is also cited twice by name in Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report. Afriat resigned as Trillian director shortly before the Budlender Inquiry into Trillian was launched.” – Mmusi Maimane, DA, 27 November 2018
“President Ramaphosa is now left with little choice but to heed my call and immediately appoint a full-scale independent inquiry – headed by a retired judge to be selected by the Chief Justice – to fully investigate the Bosasa scandal, which now involves the President and his family. I will today formally write to President Ramaphosa, calling for this inquiry to be established without delay.” – Mmusi Maimane, DA, 27 November 2018
“We cannot have double standards when it comes to bribery and corruption – particularly not when it involves the highest office of the country. The President’s links to Bosasa – including all payments made to him, to the ANC and to his son, whether directly or through shell companies, third parties or trust accounts – must be investigated in detail.” – Mmusi Maimane, DA, 27 November 2018