Ramaphosa's 'survival is based on tax avoidance', EFF claims


- citizen.co.za | 4 months ago

The EFF has released a statement in reaction to what it calls “indisputable facts” contained in a Sunday Independent report over the weekend based on leaked emails from those involved in the CR17 campaign which saw President Cyril Ramaphosa ascend to become president of the ANC.

The report alleged that some of Ramaphosa’s main funders were numerous wealthy businesspeople, including mining magnate Nicky Oppenheimer, who reportedly gave R10 million; Pick n Pay founder Raymond Ackerman, who gave R1 million; and eNCA founder, director and owner of Hosken Consolidated Investments Johnny Copelyn, who donated an alleged R2 million on behalf of the news channel. Former Absa CEO Maria Ramos was another alleged donor.

The EFF, who said “these revelations have not been disputed by either [Ramaphosa] or those who funded the campaign”, maintained that the donors should offer proof of a claim the EFF have made several times before – that Ramaphosa was a stooge of white monopoly capital.

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