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ANC denies PIC funded 104th birthday bash

The ANC has dismissed Bantu Holomisa’s claims, which he has taken to the Public Protector for investigation.

The ANC declared 2016 as the year of advancing people's power at the January 8 statement in Rustenburg. Picture : Kgothatso Mogale
ANC,Bantu Holomisa,January 8 statement
Local Politics

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) has strongly denied claims by United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) channelled money to the party to help fund its 8 January celebrations.

Holomisa has lodged a complaint at the Public Protector, after saying he received a tip-off that millions were given to the party through two banks.

The UDM leader says he went to the Public Protector after investigating, for himself, a tip-off that he had received.

“I verified and asked for some details, hence I even have the names of the banks as well as the amounts involved.”

But the ANC’s Zizi Kodwa says they categorically deny these claims.

“There is no foundation, it is baseless. It cannot be possible that any person from the PIC can directly fund the ANC.”

Holomisa says he wants the Public Protector to investigate because she has the tools to do so.

WATCH: ANC turns 104 and gears up for “toughest elections yet”

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)

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