South Africa president Cyril Ramaphosa has adamantly refused to disclose further details of financial transactions between his son and Bosasa.
The question came up after DA leader Mmusi Maimane produced documents of financial dealings.
Ramaphosa deliberately declined to tell MPs how much his son Andile made from business dealings with controversial government service provider African Global Operations‚ previously known as Bosasa.
This comes after Ramaphosa was once again confronted with another Bosasa document by DA leader Mmusi Maimane related to his son Andile’s dealings with Bosasa.
During a question and answer session in the national assembly on Thursday‚ Maimane wielded a copy of a contract between Bosasa and Andile that he had obtained through a PAIA application.
But the contract was sent to Maimane with the amounts paid out to the president’s son redacted.
“The people of this country deserve to know the truth‚ they deserve to know what’s being covered up here … how much did your son benefit from Bosasa which has had a generally corrupt relationship with your party?” asked Maimane.
Ramaphosa refused to disclose the figure‚ saying all information related to this issue had been presented to public protector Busisiwe Mkwhebane who was probing the matter.
“The public protector is busy with this whole matter. All information has been submitted to the public protector by myself‚ a number of people as well as my son.
“The contract that he had for doing work for them outside the country is a matter that is now with the public protector and it’s going to be dealt with in that way‚” said Ramaphosa. “And if you care to know‚ there’s really nothing to hide. The approach was that this is like company confidential information and I went on to say everything should be disclosed to the public protector‚ so everything has been disclosed to the public protector.”