‘We need to know who is funding who’
Former public protector Thuli Madonsela has urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to sign the Political Party Funding Bill into law as a major priority so voters can know where parties get their money before the crucial 2019 general election.
“Especially in the run-up to the elections‚ we need to know who is giving money to who‚” Madonsela said on Wednesday.
“For me it’s all about capture.
“It’s about who is giving money to who and if [the] government is suddenly pandering to the interests of those who have paid large sums of money‚ then as citizens we need to start knowing about it.”
Madonsela said the bill had been sitting on Ramaphosa’s desk since it was passed by parliament in March. –