- Claims that Cyril Ramaphosa's NASREC victory was bought with cold hard cash has caught a minster's attention
- Lindiwe Sisulu insists that the ANC should act on the allegations put forward by party veterans
- The Human Settlements Minister wants those who made the claims to expand on their allegations
Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has called for claims of a rigged election at the ANC's 2017 elective conference to be probed.
Speaking during an ANC event recently, Sisulu was adamant that the matter could not go ignored:
“He says the Nasrec conference was bought, and what controls the ANC now are those people who provided the money for that conference. It might be true, I don’t know. But in your next mvuselelo, call comrade Tokyo so he can expand on this, and if indeed it is true, we must do something about it."
ANC veteran and renowned businessman Tokyo Sexwale had recently claimed that the NASREC conference had been bought during an interview with Newzroom Afrika:
“Nasrec was a shocker. Money was used to buy the conference. People have a lot of money from the government, and people marshalled money from outside. You buy a conference. We don’t understand our moral compass any more. Morally, ethically [and] politically, we have let our people down. How is it happening? Money, money, money. JJ, it’s all about money."
Briefly.co.za reported that the conference has long been plagued by similar allegations, one of which being that members were seen exchanging funds for bribes in a hotel on the day of the event.
The Citizen reports that Sisulu had urged South Africans to teach their children what the ANC had truly sacrificed on their behalf, convinced that younger generations weren't truly aware of the situation.
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