I will take my son to jail if guilty, Ramaphosa on DA allegation on Bosasa payment


PARLIAMENT, November 6 – President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday told MPS he would march his son Andile to jail himself if he is found to have been involved in corrupt activities.

During Ramaphosa’s quarterly question-and-answer session in the National Assembly, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane told the House that he had an affidavit in his possession in which a former Bosasa accountant reveals that a payment of R500,000 was made directly from the company to the president’s son. Bosasa, which now trades under the name, African Global Operations, is a company that has received billions of rand in contracts from the government.

The president said he confronted his son about the payment, and that Andile Ramaphosa explained that the money was for advisory services provided to Bosasa.

“He advises both local and international companies and this payment, I can show you Mr Maimane that I asked him at close range whether this was money that was obtained illegally, unlawfully and he said this was a service that was provided. To this end, he even showed me a contract he signed with Bosasa and the contract also deals with issues of integrity, issues of anti-corruption and all that.”

Ramaphosa said if there was any corruption in the arrangement, he would act.

“If it turns out that there’s any illegality and corruption in the way that he has dealt with this matter, I will be the first, absolutely the first to make sure he becomes accountable even if it means that I’m the one that will take him to the police station,” he said.

– African News Agency (ANA)