President Cyril Ramaphosa insists that public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s decision to investigate and report on his CR17 election campaign for leadership of the ANC was illegal and must be declared invalid and set aside. He says her entire report on the R500,000 donation he received from Bosasa must be overturned.

“I submit that the public protector acted outside of her authority and lacked jurisdiction to investigate the funds which were paid into the CR17 campaign,” Ramaphosa states in court papers filed on Wednesday, adding that there is no “factual foundation whatsoever” for her finding that there was evidence the campaign may be embroiled in money-laundering...

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