The ANC in the Western Cape has decided to return a R1m donation from Sekunjalo Investments chairperson Iqbal Survè.
Survè made the donation at an intimate, but public, gathering at a restaurant in Cape Town’s upmarket Silo District on Sunday.
The party’s provincial acting chairperson Khaya Magaxa on Tuesday said that most donation requests go through a “thorough assessment” before being accepted by the party.
“Due to the fact that this happened a mere three days before the election, we had no time to do such an assessment or to consider how such a donation would be perceived given the revelations made at the Commission of Inquiry into allegations of impropriety regarding the Public Investment Corporation,” Magaxa said.
“We remain confident that, despite the fact that we need all help at this stage, returning the donation is the right to do.”
The ANC’s provincial treasurer has been instructed to return the donation immediately.