ANC NEC to review rules for internal campaign funding after CR17 R400m scandal

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The African National Congress (ANC) is set to review its rules for internal campaign funding.

This is one of the decisions of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC), which concluded a four-day meeting in Pretoria on Monday.

ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule presented the outcomes of the meeting at a press conference on Tuesday.

The decision is part of a broader review of the ANC’s electoral systems in line with a resolution of its 54th National Conference.

The NEC agreed to review the “Through the Eye of a Needle” document so that we improve out internal party electoral system, including internal rules and regulations for lobbying and funding of individual campaigns for leadership.


Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s recent report on President Cyril Ramaphosa revealed that as much as R400 million was allegedly raised for his CR17 campaign.

The top ANC body also “noted” the Public Protector’s reports against “some of its leaders” and that those affected have taken them on judicial review.

It reaffirmed ANC’s support for the office of the Public Protector.

However, it made no mention of whether or not it would support a call by Democratic Alliance (DA) for Parliament to remove Mkhwebane.

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