Now‚ following yesterday's meeting‚ Maimane says Ramaphosa needs to "play open cards" with the public about his statements to the public protector.
"The Democratic Alliance notes reports that President Ramaphosa will be voluntarily submitting a statement to the public protector‚ Busisiwe Mkhwebane‚ pertaining to her investigation into whether the president misled parliament about a R500‚000 'donation' from Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson.
"In the interests of full transparency‚ the president should play open cards with the people of South Africa and make public his statement.
"South Africans must be fully assured that the president is not applying any undue pressure or trying to influence a sensitive investigation into allegations of wrongdoing on his part.
"The allegations against the president are serious. He appears to have lied to parliament about receiving a R500‚000 'donation' from a company that has been bribing ANC officials for the better part of two decades. Moreover‚ Ramaphosa told parliament that his son Andile Ramaphosa does lucrative paid work for Bosasa. All of this appears no different to every other bribe Bosasa paid to ANC officials.