IN-DEPTH | Political donors left exposed after judgment - experts on Executive Ethics Code judgment

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Political party donors have been left exposed after a court judgment.
Political party donors have been left exposed after a court judgment.
Mlungisi Louw

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ruled on Thursday that members of the executive should be required to disclose donations they receive in internal political party campaigns.

The judgment will, however, not have an impact on President Cyril Ramaphosa's CR17 donations as it was not delivered retrospectively. 

A full Bench led by Judge President Dunstan Mlambo found the Executive Ethics Code, which compels members of the executive to disclose benefits they receive, was "unconstitutional, unlawful and invalid" because it did not require them to disclose "donations made to campaigns for their election to positions within political parties".

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