Cape Town - The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has confirmed its investigation into the ANC’s election “war rooms” that were established by the controversial Bosasa on behalf of the ruling party.
The commission wrote to the party leader, Mmusi Maimane informing him that the commission will refer his matter to the Directorate of Electoral Offences for investigation.
“We can confirm today that the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has agreed to investigate the ANC’s Bosasa-funded election ‘war rooms’, following the DA’s complaint lodged late last month. We trust the IEC will investigate without fear or favour, and await the outcome of such investigation,” said Maimane.
The DA has already asked the Public Protector to probe a contribution of R500 000 to President Cyril Ramaphosa's 2017 campaign for the leadership of the ANC.
Ramaphosa initially told Parliament the payment was made to his son in relation to a service contract and was above board.