South African ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), has commented a donation made by Bosasa, the company now known as African Global Operations, for its election war room. The party said the matter was above board.
As it was reported earlier, the company had donated about R6 million for the establishment of the war room in Krugersdorp during the previous elections.
The Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) is now looking into a complaint by the Democratic Alliance (DA). The opposition party accuses the African National Congress of contravening the electoral code of conduct. However, the ANC believes there is no connection between the donation and allegations of corrupt deals between Bosasa and government officials.
“As the African National Congress, we are confident that everything we did was legal and there was no law broken. The law that would be broken came into on 1 April this year. The ANC has been calling for the Political Parties Funding Bill. We will comply with it,” emphasized an acting ANC spokesperson Dakota Legoete.