Asbestos 'gifts' underline need for funding scrutiny

04 October 2020 - 00:00 By Sunday Times Editorial

The asbestos corruption scandal, which implicates the ANC, underlines the urgency of legislation to regulate party political funding. As reported this week, evidence before the state capture commission of inquiry indicates that some of the money looted from the state found its way into the coffers of the governing party. If it is accepted that the looted funds constitute the proceeds of criminal activity, this puts into question the party's moral standing.

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