ANC fundrais­ing scheme

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WHAT HAP­PENED| RE­PORTS HAVE re­vealed that the ANC has in­tro­duced a fundrais­ing scheme known as the Pro­gres­sive Busi­ness Fo­rum (PBF) that sells “face time” with Cabi­net min­is­ters and se­nior Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials. With 2 000 paid-up mem­bers, the new scheme of­fers its mem­bers in­for­ma­tion on up­com­ing Gov­ern­ment de­ci­sions. Sil­ver, Gold and Plat­inum in­di­vid­ual and cor­po­rate mem­bers pay any­where be­tween R3 000 and R60 000.

WHAT THE OTH­ERS SAID AN EDI­TO­RIAL in the Cit­i­zen stated: “Shabir Shaik sit­ting in Westville prison in­fir­mary must be won­der­ing how the PBF dif­fered from his way of do­ing busi­ness.” While the Sun­day Times said: “To ask Cabi­net min­is­ters and se­nior civil ser­vants to use their po­si­tions of in­flu­ence and ac­cess to State ma­chin­ery to raise funds for the party may not be il­le­gal. It is, how­ever, po­lit­i­cally un­eth­i­cal.”

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