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South African court clears President Ramphosa of graft allegations

Ramaphosa had been accused by the country's public watchdog of misleading lawmakers about a $34,000 contribution from the CEO of a local company

AP  |  Johannesburg 

Cyril Ramaphosa
The Pretoria High Court Tuesday dismissed the watchdog's report which is a boost for Ramaphosa.

A South African court has cleared President of allegations that he misled parliament about the funding of his campaign to become leader of the ruling African National Congress party.

Ramaphosa had been accused by the country's public watchdog of misleading lawmakers about a USD 34,000 contribution from the CEO of a local company, Africa Global Operations, formerly known as Bosasa.

The company has been implicated in a state probe into allegations of corruption in government and state-owned enterprises during former president Jacob Zuma's tenure from 2009 to 2018.

The Pretoria High Court Tuesday dismissed the watchdog's report which is a boost for Ramaphosa, who became president on promises to rid of corruption.

Ramaphosa replaced Zuma as ANC leader and later as president of the country after Zuma resigned under pressure amid numerous allegations of graft.

First Published: Tue, March 10 2020. 16:22 IST
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