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Two new Scorpio investigations raise pertinent questions regarding the ANC’s fundraising machinery. Do the donations flagged in our reports constitute arms-length contributions from generous businesspeople? Or do they underpin something much more sinister? Is the ANC effectively pocketing alleged kickbacks from government contracts?

By Pieter-Louis Myburgh

Tender-rich VNA Consulting’s ANC charity, payments to Ace Magashule’s son

Is the ANC being funded on the back of government contracts? We examine donations from a tender-rich KZN contractor, much of it paid soon after the company got money from provincial government departments. In the same period, VNA transferred more than R1-million to a company owned by Ace Magashule’s son, Thato.

Funds from a huge City of Tshwane (CoT) transport project, coupled with proceeds from the Passenger Rail Agency’s (Prasa) botched locomotives tender, effectively sponsored a R10-million donation the ANC pocketed in 2014.


A City of Tshwane transport tender somehow ballooned from R88m to nearly R800m. ‘Tall trains’ Auswell Mashaba is at the centre of it all.

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