Ex-president Thabo Mbeki is adamant that the ANC would never allow for their leader to be captured by financial interests. This comes as President Cyril Ramaphosa's campaign funding comes under scrutiny by the Public Protector.
Former president Thabo Mbeki has weighed in on the buzz surrounding President Cyril Ramaphosa's CR17 funds.
Briefly.co.za reported that nearly R1 billion had been raised in order to help Ramaphosa secure his place at the helm of the ruling party.
The funds have come under the scrutiny of the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, whose probe found alleged signs of money laundering.
However, Mbeki is adamant that the ANC would never allow for its leader to be 'captured' by those who fund campaigns.
Speaking to eNCA, Mbeki maintained that the party did not have a CR17 problem, but rather a 'general money' problem.
The politician insists that the party's members would never stand by and allow for their leader to be captured by any entity or 'monopoly capital':
"If that happens you should blame the rest of us, but I don't think we will allow that to happen."
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