Karyn Maughan | EFF may lose legal fight to unseal CR17 records, but has public backing

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President Cyril Ramaphosa.
President Cyril Ramaphosa.
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Knowing who funds the internal campaigns of candidates vying for leadership of political parties is pivotal to a functional democracy. But the EFF's bid to force the disclosure of President Cyril Ramaphosa's CR17 donors is fatally flawed, writes Karyn Maughan.

When counsel for the EFF argued that President Cyril Ramaphosa's CR17 bank statements should be made public, he was at pains to state the party was not claiming there was anything "untoward" about the campaign's funding.

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