President Ramaphosa has been given a limited time to submit a response to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) over worrying comments he made in a leaked audio recording.
SCOPA has given Ramaphosa seven to 10 days to give his side of the story.
SCOPA met on Tuesday to discuss a letter sent to the Chairperson by ANC MP Mervin Dirks, requesting that Ramaphosa be investigated in light of what he said in the recording. Now the committee wants him to explain himself.
“The president will be given seven to 10 days to respond to the committee through a form of a statement or affidavit on the matter at hand on the basis of utterances attributed to him as he makes them in the recording,” the Chairperson said.
In the leaked audio, Ramaphosa seemingly admits to knowing that public funds are being used for the ANC’s leadership campaigns and he can be heard saying that he would rather fall on his sword over donations to his 2017 campaign for the presidency than have the public find out about the former.
SCOPA says for now, there is nothing to indicate that President Cyril Ramaphosa will not cooperate with them, so requesting a written statement, in which he gives his side of the story, should suffice.
Sources: MSN, The Citizen
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