Russia's embassy in South Africa rejects allegations of Russian meddling into elections

- | 4 months ago

The Russian diplomats’ criticism comes in response to the reports of an allegedly planned information campaign elaborated by Russian structures to raise the rating of the ruling African National Congress (ANC).

As the authors of the articles in the Daily Maverick and also the UK’s newspaper The Guardian claim, referring to papers of unidentified origin, the Russian political technologists allegedly intended to discredit the leaders of local opposition parties - the Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters. At the same time, the materials indicated that the plan had not been executed for some reasons or, in any case, there was no clear evidence of such activity.

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