The Campaign

My Vote Counts responds to allegations that ANC used PIC funds to pay its staff salaries


My Vote Counts notes the complaint lodged with the Public Protector by General Bantu Holomisa this week. The basis of the complaint is that the ANC used around R40 million of funds secured from the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) to pay ANC staff salaries, amongst other things. ‘While the veracity of the complaint has not yet been established, it raises very serious concerns regarding the lack of transparency in relation to the funding of political parties as well as the possible abuse of state resources for narrow political gain.’, said MVC campaign coordinator, Judith February.

February went on to say that the argument for transparency must now become a matter of priority specifically ahead of the local government elections. Continue reading …

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