- A list of names of those who funded SA President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has been published and includes the owner of top news group, eNCA
- The EFF are up in arms over the presence of Johnny Copelyn’s name on the list, the owner of eNCA
- The red berets are arguing that this proves previous accusations made against the news station, which suggested that eNCA push a pro-Ramaphosa agenda
The Sunday Independent recently published a long list of names of those who donated funds to South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa’s 2017 campaign.
The Presidency has slammed the release of the list, claiming that it is an infringement of the right to privacy for the campaign.
Suspicions have also arisen with regards to how the list was obtained, with some suggesting that the names were leaked by the Public Protector herself, The Citizen reported.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is particularly upset over one name on the list, that of eNCA owner, Johnny Copelyn.
The red berets have made previous complaints regarding the news channel and how they push a Ramaphosa-centred agenda.
According to the EFF, eNCA is a mouthpiece for the ANC, as well as that of white capitalism.
Briefly.co.za gleaned that the Presidency released a statement following the leak, which clarified that the office had not authorised the release of the sensitive information.
“The Presidency notes with grave concern what amounts to a violation of the constitutionally enshrined right to privacy. This is all the more troubling as it seems clear that this information had been, from the first instance, obtained in an illegal manner,” spokesperson for the Presidency, Khusela Diko, said.
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