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IEC aware of claims surrounding ANC’s alleged secret war room

Earlier this week PR agency owner Sihle Bolani claimed in court the ANC owed her over R2 million for work she did on the unit.

Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says it's aware of the claims of a so-called covert African National Congress (ANC) communications campaign during the local government elections, but that it won't comment while a court case is still underway.

Earlier this week, public relations agency owner Sihle Bolani claimed in court the ANC owed her over R2 million for work she did on the unit.

But the ANC has strongly denied that such a unit existed and says it did not give anyone a mandate to create such a unit.

One of the claims made by Bolani is that she was involved in the creation of fake election posters for the ANC.

An example of putting an image of a machine gun in a picture of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema is mentioned.

This would break the electoral code and the Electoral Commission could fine the party.

But the IEC says for now it's not going to take action as it's noted the reports and the ANC’s denial.

Meanwhile Shaka Sisulu, who appears to have driven the project, is still refusing to take question s about what the unit actually did, what his role was and whether he did want to pay people to tweet positively about the ANC.

(Edited by Neo Koza)