Monday, 19 August 2019 11:01

President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled back in the National Assembly (NA) on Thursday to reply to oral questions from Members of the house,which arguably it will be a tough week for him,given the revelation of details of his CR17 presidential campaign.

EFF MP Tebogo Mokwele received money from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s CR17 presidential campaign, the party confirmed on yesterday.

The party said it now had evidence that the president was still directly involved in the payments made from his CR17 accounts.

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said that Mokwele, who was already a senior EFF member in 2017 has received R40,000 from the campaign account.

“She has since confessed to the EFF leadership and indicated that the money related to a personal problem [bereavement] she had, which President Ramaphosa was assisting with,” said Ndlozi.

However President Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson,Khuselo Diko said she's not sure what convoluted conspiracy the EFF is trying to manufacture.

She said if someone requested money for a bereavement as stated in the statement, how does that prove the president knew about the day-to-day fundraising for his campaign.

Diko further said that Ramaphosa will not give running commentary on each payment made.