Mkhwebane denies Ramaphosa email leak is from her office

The presidency, meanwhile, says the emails could have been obtained illegally and casts doubt on their authenticity.

While Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has denied the emails leaked to News24 – detailing correspondence regarding President Cyril Ramaphosa’s presidential campaign – could have been shared from her office, the presidency has questioned the veracity of the emails and how they were obtained. Weekend media reports claimed these were the emails Mkhwebane had relied upon to find Ramaphosa guilty of lying to parliament when claiming not to know about donations made to his campaign by state capture-linked firm Bosasa, or his son’s involvement. But Mkhwebane’s spokesperson Oupa Segalwe yesterday denied the emails leaked to News24 were those in her possession, or that she had even seen the correspondence in question. “Should there be a requirement that the PP [public protector] file the record of the investigation in line with rule 53 of the Uniform Rules of the Court as part of the president’s review application, all that information will become public.” Presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko said on SABC they would not “pronounce on the authenticity of these emails”. She continued: “Because we don’t know how they were obtained, we don’t know from where and for what purpose they have been distributed. They could have been obtained illegally. “We are aware...


 


 


 

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