Ramaphosa asks court to seal certain information contained in PP Bosasa report

President Cyril Ramaphosa's legal team is asking the Gauteng High Court to seal certain information contained in the record of the Public Protector’s report on Bosasa.

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane found that the president misled Parliament in his response to a question about a R500,000 donation from Bosasa for his ANC presidential campaign in 2017.

Clement Manyathela speaks to Tiso Blackstar specialist reporter Karyn Maughan on the latest developments.

There are a number of issues that are being raised in this letter, including the president's concerns that his emails and bank records may have been unlawfully obtained.

Karyn Maughan, Specialist reporter - Tiso Blackstar

They are referring to the statements from Absa Bank where they denied having been subpoenaed by the public protector.

Karyn Maughan, Specialist reporter - Tiso Blackstar

The crucial matter, I think, for now, is for the public protector to simply state where she got this material because Standard Bank also said it was not subpoenaed.

Karyn Maughan, Specialist reporter - Tiso Blackstar

The office of the public protector says it has received the information through their lawyer late on Thursday.

The public proctor is still going to take advice from our counsel with regard to this latest request from the president.

Oupa Sekgalwe, Spokesperson - Public Protector

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