ANC spokesperson says country should be worried by CR17 leaks

ANC spokesperson says country should be worried by CR17 leaks

- ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe says the CR17 leaks should concern all South Africans

- He added that the party was taking steps to improve the security of its information

- According to Mabe, the ANC will be enforcing the "communication protocols" it adopted at Nasrec

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ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe says that the leaking of bank statements linked to Cyril Ramaphosa's CR17 campaign is concerning.

Mabe described the leaks as a violation of the Constitution.

He has called on the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) to investigate how these bank statements got into the hands of the leakers.

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Mabe addressed the issue of the CR17 leaks in a new interview with SABC News, has gathered. 

This follows a Sunday Independent report which alleged that the CR17 campaign had made payments to several ANC bigwigs, such as Fikile Mbalula and Zizi Kodwa. Additionally, some campaign staff have alleged that the distribution of campaign funds was unfair. 

Ramaphosa has not yet officially commented on these claims, but spokespeople for both the president and the party have weighed in 

Mabe stressed that the party was taking the issue seriously. He says that ANC members would have to undergo training in order to improve the security of communication and reduce the likelihood of further leaks, according to The South African.

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In addition, he says that the party's disciplinary structures will also be enforcing the "communication protocols" the party agreed upon at its 2017 Nasrec conference.

Mabe added that he believed all South Africans should be concerned about the leaking of such information.

"The fact is that how sensitive information like that gets out to the public, we should all be worried," Mabe said.

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