The application by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to have President Cyril Ramaphosa’s financial statements of the 2017 African National Congress (ANC) presidential campaign (CR17) made public has been dismissed with costs by the Pretoria High Court.
The EFF had approached the court to seek the disclosure of the statements in an application linked to Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s invalidated report on the CR17 campaign finances.
During the course of that litigation, Gauteng Deputy Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba had agreed to a request from Ramaphosa’s lawyers for the bank statements to be sealed on the basis that they contained confidential donor information.
EFF leader Julius Malema expressed his disappointment on Twitter.
— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) July 20, 2021