Peter Bruce Columnist

I have read just about as much as I want to about the Bosasa relationship with the Ramaphosa family, including an explanation of events in yesterday’s Sunday Times by the president’s first son, Andile Ramaphosa; President Cyril Ramaphosa’s own response to Andile’s revelation to News24 investigative journalist Kyle Cowan last week that Bosasa had in fact paid him a total of R2m for services rendered; and the president’s submission to the public protector. It is not a pretty picture but the last thing it needs is for the pro-Zuma or pro-Mbeki social media to jump to the hysterical conclusion, without further investigation or cross-examination, that the president has been, or may still be, in the pay of Bosasa. Because that is what they allege. “From Bosasa to Andile Ramaphosa to #CR17 (Cyril Ramaphosa’s campaign to win the ANC leadership in December 2017). Sounds like a clear-cut case of money laundering,” read one tweet last week, triggering this column. On November 6 Ramaphosa was a...

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