‘We need to know who is fund­ing who’

The Herald (South Africa) - - News - Busi­nessLIVE

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. –

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