Pressure mounts on political parties to disclose funding

File: ​​​​​​​The list also includes designated members of the provincial legislatures.

File: The list also includes designated members of the provincial legislatures.

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CAPE TOWN - Pressure is mounting on political parties to disclose their source of funding ahead of next year's elections.

Former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela is urging President Cyril Ramaphosa to sign the Political Party Funding Bill into law.

Once signed, parties will be obliged to inform voters about their funding. 

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The call comes as President Cyril Ramaphosa fights his own Bosasa funding controversy.

Presidency spokesperson, Khusela Diko says Ramaphosa relied on information he had at the time.

 

The bill will force parties to disclose their funders, ahead of national elections next year. Courtesy #DStv403

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa said it’s not enough that Ramaphosa wants to pay back the R500, 000 funding from Bosasa.

He said Ramaphosa should address Parliament and South Africa on his involvement in the matter.

Is President Ramaphosa compromised by revelations of his ANC Presidential campaign receiving funding from controversial company, Bosasa? Courtesy #DStv403

The Council for the Advancement of the SA Constitution said money and politics don’t mix and when it does, there’s often undue influence.

Former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, wants President Cyril Ramaphosa to sign the Political Funding Bill into law. Once signed, parties will have to inform voters of where they get their funds. Courtesy #DStv403

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