Listen: Ramaphosa Admits To ‘Concealing’ Corruption In Leaked Audio

President Cyril Ramaphosa has been heard on audio essentially saying he would rather confess to wrongdoing than reveal the names of certain people in the African National Congress (ANC) who wrongfully used state resources and public funds for their political campaigning.

Insight Factor posted part of the recording on its Twitter page on Monday afternoon, 20 December.


Daily News gained the jaw-dropping recording – which is apparently of an ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting where President Cyril Ramaphosa was responding to allegations that he bought votes during the party’s elective conference, where he emerged victorious against Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Controversy over Ramaphosa’s CR17 campaign funding has been no secret, even before his big win at Nasrec in 2017. Netting millions in donations during his campaign, Ramaphosa has been rather secretive about who exactly gave him money.

In the audio, you can hear Ramaphosa saying he would rather have the public know he received money from business people than admit that their hard-earned taxpayers’ rands were used to advance certain political campaigns.

“We also know as ANC cadres that in some cases state money has been used in some campaigns, we know that we will not talk about it, to the extent comrade Tony, where some comrades even said that, well, let’s investigate all campaigns and not just one,” Ramaphosa said.

He also says in the recording that the narrative that his CR17 campaign generated up to a billion rands and bought votes is far from the truth.

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