Budget Speech 2021: Herman Mashaba to Reject Any Political Funding

Budget Speech 2021: Herman Mashaba to Reject Any Political Funding

- Action SA president Herman Mashaba released a video on social media about the 2021 National Budget Speech

- Mashaba claimed that his party learnt of a possible increase in public funding for political parties

- He openly said that his party would not accept the money and urged others to do the same

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President of Action SA Herman Mashaba shared a well-edited video to Twitter explaining his stance on the 2021 National Budget Speech. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is expected to deliver the speech on Wednesday, 24 February.

Mashaba said in the clip that his party learnt that the Budget Speech may include a 'massive increase in public funding to political parties'. Mashaba noted that President Cyril Ramaphosa previously spoke about the country not having money due to the global pandemic.

The video is almost two minutes long but Mashaba manages to make a few arguments in the limited time.

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Herman mashaba, budget speech 2021, no political bail out
Action SA president Herman Mashaba does not want the government to fund political parties through the public. Image: Oupa Bopape/Gallo Images and Simphiwe Nkwali/Sunday Times/Gallo Images
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Watch the video below:

Mashaba concluded the video by saying his party would not accept any funding from the IEC and urged other party's to follow in their footsteps. South Africans have had mixed responses to Mashaba's video. Read some of the replies below:

@kevan_logic said:

"It sounds right, and I would follow, but the people have other questions..."

@CarlaFl43406191 wrote:

"The #ANC #EFF will never change- they’ve made #corruption acceptable."

@ZUZA_AFRICA responded with:

"Not bad! We like decisive action."

@sylviaireland added:

"We should stop paying taxes altogether."

Briefly.co.za previously reported on Mashaba after he asked parties to untie to dethrone the ANC. Speaking during a virtual address Mashaba revealed his hopes of achieving this by 2024.

The address was Mashaba's build-up to President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address. Commenting on his bold call to action, Mashaba made it clear that SA needs to shake off the ANC in order to excel.

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The goal is to ultimately remove the party from power. Mashaba highlighted the importance of smaller victories as well. He warned that, unless action is taken, the nation will be subjected to a fourth and fifth wave of Covid-19 infections under the ANC's watch.

Mashaba is not the first politician to take aim at the ANC ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa's address.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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