CAPE TOWN- Constitutional Court has ruled that voters have the right to know who is funding political parties, this will be the first time that voters will be informed.
The ConCourt found that Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) was unconstitutional because it did not provide for the disclosure of information that pertained the private funding that political parties receive.
The ruling was handed down on Thursday morning by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.
The case was put forward by Non-profit organisation My Vote Counts which argued that it was critical for voters to be informed of who funds political parties and make the right decisions.
It has been argued that the ruling must be enacted into the law as soon as possible before the 2019 national elections.
The ConCourt has confirmed a ruling which found that the Promotion of Access to Information Act was unconstitutional because it did not provide for the disclosure of information about the private funding political parties receive. https://t.co/GtGQxVQ0Tn
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