South Africa president Cyril Ramaphosa will be probed for money laundering.
Public Protector’s report into his relations with bribery-accused executives of the Bosasa group of companies will only be ready after the May 8 elections.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane dashed the opposition DA’s optimism last week that the findings could be released on the eve of the crucial polls – just in time to change voters’ perceptions of Ramaphosa and the ANC’s credibility.
DA leader Mmusi Maimane met Mkhwebane last Tuesday to discuss progress on the probe and to table the main opposition’s concerns that the matter was taking too long to conclude since the party lodged the complaint more than five months ago.
Information reveals that more work still needed to be done on the case and the scope could be extended to include a probe into money laundering.