SA’s political parties have been receiving donations in the form of money, goods and services for years from the likes of banks, corporations, individuals, foreign entities, governments and political parties, and state-owned enterprises.
Although donations to political parties are not always in hard cash, the largest donations are usually paid into bank accounts.
Sometimes goods are handled by political parties that come in handy, while some services that are delivered free of charge are also part of donations are considered.
Each year, with elections, the question arises as to who makes donations to political parties, and the most important party is usually the governing party whose details attract attention.
With May 8 in the limelight for those who want to vote, it can be informative about who gave money to the ANC in the past, and probably again this year.
Of course, Bosasa’s name stands at the top of the list of donors to the ANC, and one witness also confirmed the information before the Zondo commission.
It is apparently not just the millions of rand paid to ANC people as bribes that are offset, but also separate donations.
The billionaire, Robert Gumede, is second on the list, and then of course the Guptas as well as the bankrupt VBS Mutual Bank.
The Indian National Congress, which is a major political party in India, as well as the Chinese Communist Party in China, are major donors, along with the “People Movement for Liberation Angola” are major donors.
Companies like Sanlam, Angelo American, MTN also make their modest contributions to the ruling ANC.
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