The Western Cape ANC has revealed that it suspended its treasurer Maurencia Gillion because a controversial election donation received from Iqbal Survé’s Sekunjalo group has not been paid back yet.
Gillion is being investigated for her role in soliciting the donation, distributing the money, and failing to return it despite being instructed to do so by the party.
A meeting by the provincial working committee (PWC) in the province on Wednesday affirmed the decision of the party’s provincial office bearers to return the donation.
Sekunjalo, the company owned by controversial businessman Iqbal Survé, however revealed it had not yet received back the cash it donated to the ANC.
Ebrahim Rasool, the ANC’s elections head in the Western Cape, told the Sunday Times last week that Gillion did not attend a meeting of office bearers that was convened by acting chair Khaya Magaxa last Tuesday.
The meeting was to discuss how the money was solicited and what should happen to it. Some of it had however been disbursed already.