Mogoeng - Government must fund political parties for elections

Mogoeng - Government must fund political parties for elections

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has suggested that the State funds political campaigns during elections in an effort to curb state capture.

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Speaking during the 67 Minutes' leadership talk, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng gave a suggestion to change the way political parties campaign for the elections.

Mogoeng reiterated calls for the government to fund campaigning in order to avoid instances of state capture:

“Elections don’t come every month or every year, they come once in a while. Because we don’t want state capture, we’ve got to budget whatever number of millions are necessary to distribute among those that deserve to run for political office."

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Mogoeng explained that allowing private individuals to provide funding for political parties creates the opportunity for corruption, especially in the form of favours.

The Chief Justice pointed out that there was no such thing as a 'free lunch', reports EWN.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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