More at: https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/politics/2168386/mbalula-and-kodwa-got-payments-from-cr17-campaign-reportThe minister and deputy minister are believed to have received R40K each.
A report in City Press alleges that, according to leaked bank statements circulating, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula and Deputy Minister of State Security Zizi Kodwa both received R40,000 each from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s succesful CR17 campaign for the ANC presidency.
These payments were reportedly made on the same date, as well as one of the same amount to a man called Jama Mchunu.
Kodwa denied receiving any money from the “so-called CR17” while Mbalula declined to comment.
According to The City Press report, there is unhappiness among some of those who were paid to lobby for the campaign after leaked details of how the CR17 funds flowed show a massive discrepancy in the amount paid to some campaigners compared to others.
More at: https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/social-media/2168375/ekhurhuleni-mayor-accuses-ramaphosa-of-money-laundering-and-tax-avoidanceThe mayor, himself accused of corruption, believes the current presidency is going through a ‘looting period’.
Ekhurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina took to Twitter on Saturday night to express the view that the presidency of Cyril Ramaphosa is a “looting period” and a disgrace to the legacy of struggle icon Oliver Tambo.
He says reading the “bank statements” which have leaked from Ramaphosa’s successful CR17 campaign for the ANC presidency has led him to this conclusion.
Masina wants the South African Revenue Service (Sars) and National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to step in over what he claims is “money laundering and tax avoidance” surrounding the campaign.
More at: https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/politics/2168419/journalist-oliver-meth-confirms-cr17-paymentsThe journalist says he cannot talk about his work on the campaign due to his signing of a non-disclosure agreement.
Journalist Oliver Meth has confirmed via Twitter his receipt of payments from the CR17 campaign which resulted in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s assent to the ANC presidency.
“I’d like to place on record, that I worked as a media consultant on the campaign and was paid for services rendered, as a freelancer,” Meth wrote.
He added that he cannot say more due to having signed a non-disclosure agreement and will not be doing any interviews.
Ekhurhuleni mayor accuses Ramaphosa of ‘money laundering and tax avoidance’
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UPDATE: In a tweet, Masina said he would take legal action if The Citizen does not retract its previous headline on this story, “Ekhurhuleni mayor accuses Ramaphosa of ‘money laundering and tax avoidance'”. Masina clarified that he was not referring to Ramaphosa but instead was calling for action to be taken against the “beneficiaries”. We regret the misunderstanding.
More at:EFF Member of Parliament (MP) Tebogo Mokwele has claimed she received R40 000 from the much talked about CR17 campaign, the party confirmed in a statement on Sunday.
"She has since confessed to the EFF leadership and indicated that the money related to a personal problem (bereavement) she had, which President Ramaphosa was assisting with," spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said in a statement on Sunday.
The CR17 campaign was behind Cyril Ramaphosa's bid to become president of the ANC.
The EFF further called on other fighters to come out clean and confess if they have received any money from the campaign.
"Commissar Mokwele's confirmation that she received the money after speaking to President Ramaphosa is a confirmation that Ramaphosa was directly involved in the accounts that were paying money to different recipients in the CR17 campaign.
"The leadership of the EFF will be in discussion as to what course of action to take on Commissar Tebogo Mokwele," said Ndlozi.
City Press detailed on Sunday how ANC MP Bernice Swarts allegedly received R16m from an account linked to the C17 campaign.
Well, that might have been intended for FNB.So she just decided to throw some shade at ABSA while she's at it. Crazy *****.
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".
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.
The actors enabling Jacob Zuma and the Guptas to have their way are desperate to divert attention away from their own sins to whatever mud they can throw at Cyril Ramaphosa
The sad part is that people are seemingly buying into the Zupta fightback strategy, I just saw a survey where most participants said government is even more corrupt since Cyril took over.Adriaan pretty much nails it on the head really...
CR is hamstrung and can't really fight back and has to rely on Batohi sorting out the NPA and getting people to see the inside of a jail...
Of course they are... because they buy into the Social Media bollocks.. and also because by and large people are unaware of how long it takes to fix large scale issues like Jacob caused within our government...The sad part is that people are seemingly buying into the Zupta fightback strategy, I just saw a survey where most participants said government is even more corrupt since Cyril took over.