Bill aims to quash covert party funding

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NEWS ANALYSISSouth Africa is moving toward greater transparency in the murky terrain of bankrolling politics.

In a week that saw the death of Gavin Watson, an ANC benefactor allegedly in exchange for lucrative state contracts, Parliament introduced a draft Bill to amend the Promotion of Access to Information Act to include provisions to get information on the funding of political parties. This week the former Free State ANC treasurer and MEC for economic development, Mxolisi Dukwana, told the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture about a R255-million “asbestos heist” using taxpayers’ money, a project directed by ANC secretary general Ace Magashule during his tenure as premier of the province.

Dukwana declared that Magashule was not fit for any office and should be in jail.

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