ANC announces it will use crowdfunding to raise election money

ANC announces it will use crowdfunding to raise election money

- The ANC is launching a crowdfunding effort to raise money for its election campaigning

- However, the party's election efforts have come under scrutiny in recent weeks

- For example, it has been revealed that BOSASA sponsored so-called "war rooms" aimed at helping the party win previous elections

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The ANC has said it will be making use of crowdfunding to raise money for its election campaign.

A party spokesperson said the move would allow ANC supporters and ordinary South Africans to contribute money to the party's campaign effort.

The party says all money raised through crowdfunding will go toward things such as election materials, posters, voter education and canvassing.

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The ANC appears to be gearing into full campaign mode as the May elections draw nearer. However, its election efforts have stirred some controversy in recent weeks.

For example, it was reported that corruption-linked BOSASA helped fund several ANC "war rooms" during past elections, aimed at helping the party win votes, has learned.

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Similarly, according to City Press, Angelo Agrizzi has told the Zondo Commission that the ANC's top six members all received donations from the company amounting to millions of Rands each, ostensibly for campaign purposes.

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Then there is, of course, the controversial "campaign donation" of R500 000 made to Cyril Ramaphosa. 

This payment has led to significant heat on the president, with revelations emerging this week that Ramaphosa's son was paid an alleged R2 million for services rendered to the same company.

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