Madonsela to Ramaphosa: Voters need to know where parties get their money from

Madonsela to Ramaphosa: Voters need to know where parties get their money from

- South Africa's former Public Protector wants the president to sign off on the Political Party Funding Bill as soon as possible

- The Bill will make political parties' financial business a lot more transparent

- If the Bill is to be in effect before the 2019 elections, the president must sign it before the end of November

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Thuli Madonsela, the former Public Protector, urges President Ramaphosa to put his signature on the Political Party Funding Bill.

She feels it is important that the president sign it so voters can be sure of where political parties get their funding and cash during the 2019 elections.

Madonsela added that if the government is wasting the money they have been given, South Africans have the right to know about it.

Especially in the run-up to the elections‚ we need to know who is giving money to who.

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TimesLIVE reports that the Bill has been sitting on the president's table since March.

The Bill will ensure that there is more accountability and integrity among the political parties.

Briefly.co.za gathered that if this proposed Bill is to be effective by the time the elections begin, President Ramaphosa needs to sign it before the end of November.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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