If found guilty Ramaphosa could be impeached

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s investigation has heated up and three of president Cyril Ramaphosa’s bank accounts have been subpoenaed for scrutiny.

The Sunday Times reported that Mkhwebane began the investigation following Democratice Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane’s complaint regarding a R500,000 donation from Bosasa towards Ramaphosa’s presidential campaign.

Initially Ramaphosa denied receiving the money and later claimed it was made to his son, Andile.

Mkhwebane is also investigating possible money-laundering to the value of around R4-million.

Sunday Times journalist Quaanita Hunter said that should the outcome of the investigation result in Ramaphosa being found guilty, it would be grounds for impeachment.

The donations to the campaign were said to have been kept anonymous to prevent Ramaphosa from feeling obliged in any shape or form in the future.

The president requested an extension until June 28 on the section 7(9) of the Public Protector Act notice requesting his response.