Madonsela: Transparency in all political funding, not just Ramaphosa's

Madonsela: Transparency in all political funding, not just Ramaphosa's

Thuli Madonsela has called for total transparency in who funds South Africa's politicians. The former Public Protector says President Cyril Ramaphosa should not solely be held under the microscope when it comes to raising capital.

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Thuli Madonsela recently received her honorary doctorate from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, her eighth thus far.

Speaking to the media after the occasion, the former Public Protector had pointed out that who funds the country's politicians should be a matter of public interest, not just donors to President Cyril Ramaphosa's CR17 campaign:

"I do think it is an important issue and I don't think we should only single out the president. We need to know who is financing who. It has implications for us knowing why people behave the way they do. And it's not just the executive, but all people in Parliament. Why do they raise one issue over others?"

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Madonsela insisted that issues such as the 'existential' threats of climate change and social injustice were more worrisome problems. reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa is currently engaged in a legal battle with current Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane over his infamous BOSASA donation.

The President had accused Mkhwebane of using illegal methods to obtain records used to put forward her adverse report against him.

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