ANC's Mokonyane could face action after revealing party's election spend

Mokonyane said the ANC had spent more than a billion rand on campaigning.

Minister of Water Affairs and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane speaking in her capacity as the ANC's campaign head at the party's National General Council on 11 October 2015. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress's (ANC) head of elections Nomvula Mokonyane could find herself in hot water for publicly revealing how much the party has spent on its campaign.

Speaking in Philippi last week, the Water and Sanitation Department minister said the ANC had spent more than a billion rand on campaigning ahead of the municipal polls.

The party has since distanced itself from the statement.

ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa says only Treasurer General Zweli Mkhize is allowed to speak on such issues.

"Firstly we don't account in public or anywhere. We don't speculate about the spending of the organisation to the media."

Kodwa adds action could be taken against Mokonyane on the matter.

"The secretary general indicated that anybody that comments about this issue to the media would need to be disciplined in line with the of the organisation's internal processes."