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South Africa’s top court on Thursday re-confirmed a prior decision that President Cyril Ramaphosa didn’t purposely misdirect officials about gifts to his 2017 mission to lead the decision party.
The Public Protector, an enemy of a join guard dog, had been discontent with last year’s decision by the high court, which found that Ramaphosa didn’t, as claimed, purposefully delude parliament about raising money and gifts. These included 500,000 rands stored into Ramaphosa’s child Andile’s record.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane had likewise claimed in her 2019 report that there was at first sight proof of illegal tax avoidance including a great many rands in the mission to succeed Jacob Zuma. Ramaphosa denied this when he took her report for a lawful audit, winning the case in the high court last year.
The protected court on Thursday tossed out a test by Mkhwebaned that decision.
“The Public Protector wasn’t right on current realities … concerning the issue whether the president had wilfully misdirected parliament and the high court was on the whole correct to save her discoveries,” judge Chris Jafta said.