EFF admits one of its MPs received money from Ramaphosa's campaign

EFF admits one of its MPs received money from Ramaphosa's campaign

The CR17 campaign saga continues - now it's come to light that an EFF member has received money from President Ramaphosa's campaign for the ANC presidency. MP Tebogo Mokwele admitted to receiving R40 000.

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A member of the Economic Freedom Fighters has admitted to receiving R40 000 from the much-talked-about CR17 campaign.

The party's spokesperson, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, said in a statement that MP Tebogo Mokwele confessed about having problems and receiving help from Ramaphosa.

"She has since confessed to the EFF leadership and indicated that the money related to a personal problem (bereavement) she had, which President Ramaphosa was assisting with."

The Citizen reports that the EFF has called on its other members to come forward if they have also received money from the campaign.

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The CR17 campaign has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Despite previously denying that he knew who his campaign funders were, leaked emails have shown that Ramaphosa was fully aware of who was on the list of donors.

These leaked emails have been verified and could implicate the President in illegal activity, News24 reported.

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Briefly.co.za recently reported that there is a report that claims Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula and Deputy Minister of State Security Zizi Kodwa benefitted financially from the campaign.

In addition, top South African journalist, Oliver Meth, has come forward on social media to confirm that he received payments in relation to President Ramaphosa’s 2017 campaign as well.

Meth says that these payments were for his work as a “freelancer”. However, many are sceptical about Meth’s statement and claim that he should have declared the payments.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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