CR17 money: Thembi Siweya benefited R2.3m

CR17 money: Thembi Siweya benefited R2.3m
MONIED: Deputy Minister in the Presidency Thembi Siweya is one of President Cyril Ramaphosa's most trusted lobbyist, pocketing a serious portion of the loot collected for the CR17 campaign. PICTURE BY 013NEWS/MLM

The leaks are part of an ongoing efforts to prove that Cyril Ramaphosa is also a captured leader.

Deputy minister in the presidency Thembi Siweya benefited an amount of R2.3 million while she was all over the country campaigning for President Cyril Ramaphosa to be ANC leader during his CR17 campaign. 

Siweya recently visited the eMalahleni area of Mpumalanga to “encourage” kids to use cellphones properly to ‘google’ information as opposed to using them “to send nudes”. 

The Sunday Independent over the weekend reported how emails and financial statements show a billion rands in campaign money donated to CR17-linked accounts was shared amongst senior ANC politicians who were up and down campaigning for Ramaphosa to be President.

These include NEC member Enoch Godongwana, Ramaphosa’s adviser Marion Sparg, small business development minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, former Free State economic development MEC Mxolisi Dukwana and former DA politician Grant Pascoe.

Amongst the donors to Ramaphosa’s campaign accounts is billionaire Nicky Oppenheimer. 

Sparg did most of Ramaphosa’s public relations work and was paid R2.4m with Siweya getting R2.3m. 

An amount of R400 000 went to Godongwana, Pascoe took R900 000 while Dukwana pocketed R600 000 and former journalist Vukile Pokwana R818 000 in monthly instalments between January 2017 and February 2018.


(edited by ZK) 

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