South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s son Andile admitted on Wednesday he was paid $140,000 by a company facing extensive corruption allegations, an admission that could embarrass his father ahead of polls.
President Ramaphosa has sought, ahead of elections on May 8, to de-toxify the ruling African National Congress which has been embroiled in numerous graft scandals since coming to power in 1994.
“It was a severe oversight on our part,” Andile told the News24 site of a $16,000-a-month deal his company signed with the Bosasa group in December 2017.
Bosasa, which is now African Global Operations, was a conglomerate involved in bidding for and running lucrative government contracts. Read more