President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS
President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he will take urgent legal action to challenge the public protector’s findings of dishonesty and money-laundering against him.

In a Sunday night briefing that demonstrated how much of a threat those findings may be to his continued leadership of the ANC and SA, Ramaphosa said Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s report was "fundamentally and irretrievably flawed".

The president’s decision to resort to the courts could see him squaring up with the head of a Chapter 9 institution, a prospect that has seen the rand take a knock.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa held a press conference at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on July 21 2019 to reply to public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report that found he violated the ethics code.