Julius Malema has a lot to dramatize with President Cyril Ramaphosa and his family’s relationship with Bosasa. Speaking to The Modise Network on ENCA, Juju addressed the contentious issue with vigour. The security services company have been comprehensively exposed as an alleged bribery machine, operating the levers of big business and government in South Africa.
Bosasa and the Ramaphosas
Angelo Agrizzi – a former executive – has made a string of devastating allegations against CEO Gavin Watson during his testimony at the state capture inquiry. However, despite implicating several MPs and Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, the issue with their “donation” to the Ramaphosa cause still looms large.
Cyril had previously told Parliament that his son Andile received a R500 000 payment from Bosasa for services carried out for the company. However, it later transpired this half-a-million was used for campaign funds as Ramaphosa launched his bid to become ANC leader.
Julius Malema turns up the heat on Cyril Ramaphosa
Now, Julius Malema demands answers. He even came equipped with the receipts, too. The broadcaster played a clip of Cyril telling Parliament he would march his son to the police if there was any wrongdoings in the transaction – something the red berets’ head honcho is ready to see now:
“He said he would be the first to take his son to the police if there was anything wrong with the deal. Well, Bosasa are a criminal syndicate. Cyril must tell us, when is he taking his son to the police?”
Malema: Before the arrival of the EFF in Parliament, people used to lie with impunity. Now they know when they answer questions they must be factual, accurate and answer truthfully. #TheModiseNetwork
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) January 26, 2019
DA react to Bosasa investigation
Elsewhere, Mmusi Maimane and the DA have welcomed the decision from Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to investigate the aforementioned R500 000 sweetener paid to the Ramaphosa family.
With the president now on record as having told Parliament that Andile Ramaphosa does lucrative paid work for Bosasa, we could well be heading towards Cyril’s biggest presidential scandal. The opposition also reiterated their call for an independent inquiry – headed by a retired judge to be selected by the Chief Justice – to fully investigate Bosasa.