- Ace Magashule recently promised the chief of KwaMthethwa in KZN that his bakkie would be fixed
- The ANC Secretary-General insists that the matter should not be viewed as vote buying
- Magashule had originally promised that the car will be fixed in three weeks, but later said his intention had been to inform the state to repair it
Ace Magashule recently promised Chief Dinizulu Mthethwa that his bakkie would be fixed in a matter of weeks during a courtesy call in the area.
According to Eyewitness News, the ANC secretary-general had promised the KwaMthethwa chief that his bakkie would be fixed in three weeks' time but had later claimed to have promised to inform the government to repair the vehicle.
The IEC code of conduct describes electoral fraud as any reward offered for a person to vote for a particular party.
Magashule claims that he had not offered to personally get involved, but rather to inform the government that the community was in dire need of a tarred road and some farming implements over and above the vehicle repair:
"I won't assist personally but I will pass this to the government, which will still be the government of the ANC. What I've committed myself is that the government of the ANC will after the election return to people like Chief Mthethwa."
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the ANC Secretary-General had been in hot water when he had offered money to a Western Cape woman while out on the campaign trail.
The Democratic Alliance had reported the matter to the IEC, while Magashule lamented the fact that the woman had only had water in her fridge, denying any attempt to buy the lady's vote.
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