In Summary
  • As well as accusing President Ramaphosa of misleading parliament, report by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane suggested that he had potentially committed a money laundering offence.
  • The allegations against President Ramaphosa are seen by many as a battle for control of the ANC, and South Africa itself.
  • The battles are likely to play out in South Africa's courts, which have remained largely independent.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is mounting a legal challenge against an official report that concluded he had deliberately misled parliament over a campaign donation.

He said the report by the country's corruption watchdog was "fundamentally and irretrievably flawed".

Speaking to reporters, he also said it was appropriate for courts to make an impartial judgment on the matter.

Mr Ramaphosa's supporters say the allegations are politically motivated.

The report by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane was released on Friday. As well as accusing President Ramaphosa of misleading parliament, it suggested that he had potentially committed a money laundering offence.

CONTROL OF ANC

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