-President Cyril Ramaphosa is facing yet another court challenge against his CR17 campaign
- An ANC member, Lubabalo Sanqela, has claimed that the outcomes of the 2017 NASREC conference with irregularies, vote-buying and the creation of fake branches
- Another ANC Free State branch member has allegedly confessed to the creation of nonexistent branches is the province
The 2017 ANC leadership elective conference at NASREC saw Cyril Ramaphosa appointed as the President of the party and eventually the entire country.
Lubabalo Sanqela, a Western Cape ANC member, has filed a court challenge against both the president and his CR17 team.
This campaign would help pave the way for Ramaphosa to push ahead of Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in his bid to lead the green and gold of the ruling party.
Briefly.co.za reported that Mmusi Maimane had seemingly cast the first stone in the direction of the campaign, filling a complaint with Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane over a R500 000 BOSASA donation.
While the adverse findings of the unflattering report are still pending judicial review, Sanqela has raised allegations of 'irregularities, vote-buying and the creation of nonexistent branches'.
Sanqela argued in court documentation that Ramaphosa's team had allegedly collected R1 billion from donors, using the funding to improperly influence the outcomes of the 2017 elective conference.
Reference is made to a Free State member of the party who had confessed to the creation of fake branches in the region.
The Citizen reports that deputy David Mabuza had been accused of similar tactics in Mpumalanga, where he had presided as Premier.
ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe confirmed that the party would be challenging the court application.
Sunday Independent reports that their investigation had found Nicky Oppenheimer, Raymond Ackerman and Maria Ramos all contributed hefty sums to the campaign.
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