Jackson Mthembu wants fiscus to fund political parties

The National Assembly has agreed to the formation of a multi-party ad hoc committee to look into political party funding.

A parliamentary inquiry will investigate whether public funding of political parties is adequate, but will also consider the need to regulate private funding, including its disclosure.

EWN Reporter Gaye Davis tells CapeTalk's John Maytham that one of the objectives of the ad hoc committee would be political party funding from the fiscus.

He [Jackson Mthembu] believes the parties should get more funding from the fiscus.

Gaye Davis, EWN Parliamentary Correspondent

Read: Disclosure of party funding will eliminate political capture says ANC Chief Whip

This inquiry will also look into private funding, donations by private entities and whether or not that should be regulated and how. And also whether parties should disclose the funding that they receive from private donors.

Gaye Davis, EWN Parliamentary Correspondent

Davis says that non governmental organisations have been pushing for the disclosure of private funding for political party because of the opportunities for corruption.

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