Ramaphosa lambasts media report on FS ‘dubious tender’ complaint against him

The Star reported this week that the Free State education department awarded a tender to Ramaphosa’s former company Shanduka to build schools.

President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the nation on 30 March 2021. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG – President Cyril Ramaphosa has lambasted a media report that a complaint of corruption relating to a “dubious tender” has been made against him at the Sandton police station.

The Star reported this week that the Free State education department awarded a tender to Ramaphosa’s former company Shanduka to build schools.

The publication said Reserve Bank shareholder Fanie Fondse laid criminal charges against the President this week, alleging the tender was not advertised and no bidding process was undertaken.

However, the Presidency has denied the accusations saying neither Ramaphosa nor any companies in which he held interests have received any benefit from school construction in the Free State or anywhere else in the country.

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