Dirco slams 'undiplomatic' letter to Ramaphosa by five nations

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- fin24.com | 8 months ago

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco ) says it will engage the diplomatic representatives of the five countries which have written a memorandum to President Cyril Ramaphosa warning him that failure to act against those implicated in corruption placed foreign investment at risk.

The embassies of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland dispatched a letter to Ramaphosa voicing their concern about corruption and other crimes, in what has been described as an unprecedented move. Subscribe to Fin24's newsletter hereDirco has described the move as a departure from normal diplomatic protocol.

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has instructed the department to “demarche the concerned ambassadors with a view to discussing substantive matters contained in their correspondence, and to reiterate acceptable protocol in addressing  such matters,” according to a statement issued on Sunday.

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