- Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina claims that the ANC is broke and battling to pay Luthuli House staff
- Masina blasted the ruling party for being able to raise funds for President Cyril Ramaphosa's campaign, but not for their employees
- ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe has taken to social media to deny Masina's claims
Mzwandile Masina recently took to social media, suggesting that the ruling party is broke, struggling to pay Luthuli House wages.
Masina put these claims forward while raising concerns over the massive amount of funds raised for the ANC's 2017 presidential campaigns, condemning the fact that this could be done for President Cyril Ramaphosa but not staff.
The mayor claimed that the funds had been raised to overthrow the ANC in favour of Ramaphosa:
“This Bejani Chauke went and laterally [sic] established a pseudo-organisation, raised over R1bn to overthrow the established ANC in the name of the new dawn. You think the difference of R100m miscalculation makes any difference. As we speak at HQ, people not paid while this occurs [sic]."
This seems to have been sparked by revelations put forward in Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report, which detailed donations made to the CR17 presidential campaign.
Briefly.co.za reported that the report had found Ramaphosa deliberately misled Parliament when he denied receiving a R500 000 donation from the infamous BOSASA group. Mkhwebane demanded that the president reveal the sources of his funding.
IOL reports that Masina accused Ramaphosa's campaign manager of creating a parallel structure while the party struggled to pay employees:
“All monies raise for ANC activities must be paid at HQ, so that we do organisational work."
However, ANC spokesman Pule Mabe has reportedly denied Masina's claims.
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