ANC Parly caucus applauds Ramaphosa because he has corrected himself for Bosasa donation



ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu says that the rules of Parliament allow members to correct misinformation that is unintentionally given.

ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu tells the media on November 22, 2018 about President Cyril Ramaphosa about a payment of R500,000 from controversial security firm Bosasa to his son Andile. Image: @ ANCParliament / Twitter

JOHANNESBURG – The caucus of the African National Congress (ANC) has acclaimed President Cyril Ramaphosa for what he & # 39; his sincerity & # 39; mentions in correcting itself in Bosasa's donation case.

ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu says that the rules of Parliament allow members to correct misinformation that was given unintentionally.

Last week, Ramaphosa returned to an oral question in the National Assembly about a payment of R500,000 from controversial security firm Bosasa to his son.

Initially he said that the money was paid for advisory costs, but then corrected his response to say that it was actually paid in a trust that was used during his campaign for ANC leadership.

Mthembu says it costs a good leader to apologize.

"It is only good leadership and the people who can be trusted with our government who can say" I was wrong, here is the right version. "

Mthembu says that the ANC rules must change to allow for such corrections.

"Our rules need to be changed to provide for cases where an ignorantly incorrect answer is given to allow correction within specific timeframes, and we do not have a rule like this right now."

BOSASA

Bosasa, now known as African Global Operations, is also linked to unreliable payments and security services for MPs.

In the statement, Ramaphosa said that since his response to the House he was looking for more clarification on the matter.

He said his son offered his services to African Global Operations in a number of African countries, but not in South Africa, to prevent a conflict of interest.

Ramaphosa said he was later informed that the payment of R500,000 was not intended for consultancy services, but rather as a gift from Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson in a trust account, which was used to raise funds for his ANC presidential campaign.

The president said that the donation was done without his knowledge, and he did not know about his existence on the day he answered questions in the National Assembly.


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