'Let's start a party and all chow!'- SA reacts to Andile Ramaphosa's Bosasa payment
Andile Ramaphosa, who is a businessman and son of president Cyril Ramaphosa, has been thrust into the spotlight following Peet Venter's testimony before the state capture commission.
Venter, Bosasa's former auditor, dropped a bombshell on Tuesday when he stated before the commission that he had deposited R500,000 into Andile Ramaphosa's foundation trust at the instruction of Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson.
Venter further stated that this payment was done when Cyril Ramaphosa was deputy president.
Less than 24 hours later, News 24 revealed that Andile Ramaphosa had in fact admitted to having benefited from Bosasa, in a business deal that paid him R2m. In a written response to the news outlet, Ramaphosa jr. said he "deeply regrets" his actions.
"It was a severe oversight on our part. It is clear now with the benefit of hindsight that our due diligence was insufficient in retrospect of my father's role going into the presidency."
President Cyril Ramaphosa has been dragged into the matter with the public questioning whether or not he can be trusted, and if he knew about his son's dealings with the controversial company.
Ramaphosa jr.'s admission has prompted major reaction from the public. Taking to Twitter, people are weighing in on the matter.
Some asked when Ramaphosa will hand himself over to the police while others said they are not buying Andile's apology, as they believe he knew what he was getting into.
Here are some of the reactions:
Andile Ramaphosa, Duduzane Zuma, Edward Zuma, Zilles's son, Maimane's wife, Malema's cousin, Floyd's brother etc just goes to prove politicians are in it for themselves. I should open a party where I tell the truth that I want these coins and we can all eat nje! pic.twitter.com/iv7QpcVwo3— Malambule (@Ckabopha) March 27, 2019
Funniest thing is Andile Ramaphosa was consulting on corporate governance at BOSASA 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂— Grootman: Ta(SA) (@daz_inc_) March 27, 2019
I think Andile Ramaphosa is just tired of The ANC and it’s weak President.— Marvin Straight (@StrAightMARVIN) March 27, 2019
He really didn’t have to confess.
Andile Ramaphosa admitted to receiving R2M from BOSASA but says he regrets it... We're taken for jokes 😂— Ngevi (@ThabangSer) March 27, 2019
Khulubuse Zuma and Andile Ramaphosa.....same mother? No ways.— Paul WhyNot (@PaulNot0) March 27, 2019