Andile Ramaphosa’s involvement in a Covid-19 project in Gauteng has raised suspicion and attracted prowling eyes.
The President’s son had been working to install technology into taxis in the province to help limit the spread of the virus by increasing ventilation.
Some South Africans are curious about the source funding for Andile’s project.
The Democratic Alliance Shadow Minister, Leon Schreiber said transparency is imperative in the process of the project, highlighting the importance of disclosing how the project was funded.
Schreiber queried:“Did Ramaphosa’s son get any state support in any form for this? Who are the ‘media alliance partners’ he brags about in the advert? According to the company, SDI Force ‘has also been involved in providing food parcels and personal protective equipment’. We need more clarity.”
The SDI Force replied that all funding is managed by an independent trust, which also provides for the establishment of a steering committee that includes funder representation, ensuring strict compliance.
The SDI said: “The independence of the trust, its commitment to ensuring total transparency and the clear line of sight afforded to the funders give further credibility to the initiatives implemented thus far.”
Andile Ramaphosa said: “Despite a few negative comments, SDI has had an overwhelmingly positive reception from media and businesses at large. We believe that this campaign will save countless South African lives, and that it goes directly to the heart of finding ways to face this pandemic head-on, and mitigate its effects”.