The ANC claims that it is unaware of any investigation into conduct of Secretary-General Ace Magashule. The IEC is investigating a complaint put forward by the DA after Magashule gave R400 to a voter while on the campaign trail, something the ruling party insists was simply ubuntu.
Ace Magashule recently came under fire for giving a voter R400 while campaigning for the ruling party.
The ANC however, is not aware of any investigation into the matter, insisting that the Secretary-General had simply been kind to the woman, reported The Sowetan.
The IEC is investigating the Democratic Alliance's complaint that Magashule had bought the woman's vote, something which violates the rules of the committee.
Briefly.co.za had reported earlier that Magashule had gifted the woman with R400 after seeing that her fridge only had water in it.
Dakota Legoete, ANC spokesman, says that the party is not aware of any investigation on' the matter, as both himself and Magashule are 'on the ground' campaigning ahead of next months election.
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Legoete says that the Secretary-General's actions had not been a sinister thing, commenting that:
“From our side we view it as part of helping our people, as part of ubuntu. It is the African way of life when you see someone struggling you intervene to help, and the fact that he did this in public shows it was not malicious."
When questioned as to the timing of the 'kind' gesture, with elections fast approaching, Legoete simply commented that:
““Ubuntu does not stop. It does not have a start, it does not have an end."
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