IEC confirms that it will be investigating Bosasa-funded ANC war rooms

IEC confirms that it will be investigating Bosasa-funded ANC war rooms

- The IEC says it will looking into the Bosasa-funded 'war rooms' which have served the ANC's election campaigns for the last three elections

- This follows the DA demanding that these war rooms be investigated

- The party alleges that these election efforts were funded by dirty money

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In a letter to Mmusi Maimane, the IEC confirmed that it was investigating the ANC's so-called war rooms, which were funded by Bosasa.

This follows Maimane's allegation that Bosasa unlawfully set up a centre in Krugersdorp to aid the ANC in the last three elections.

These election war rooms reportedly received R6 million from Bosasa.

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The DA alleges that Bosasa's funding of these centres violated the Electoral Code of Conduct. Additionally, the party says that the money used to fund these election efforts for the ANC had come from illegal sources.

Previously, the DA called on the Public Protector to investigate the R500 000 paid by Bosasa to Cyril Ramaphosa's 2017 campaign for the ANC leadership, according to IOL.

The president said the money was paid to his son for services he rendered for Bosasa, but then later claimed it was a campaign donation.

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This is one of several claims of Bosasa-linked corruption in government. The Zondo Commission testimony of former Bosasa executive, Angelo Agrizzi, implicated several high-ranking government officials in fraud and bribery.

Several law enforcement agencies, including the Hawks, have said they have begun to look into some of these claims.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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