ANC’s Putin-linked donor locks horns with Sars over R350m tax bill
United Manganese of Kalahari, owned partly by a US-sanctioned Russian mogul Viktor Vekselberg, donated R30m to the ruling party in the past two years
United Manganese of Kalahari (UMK), a company owned partly by US-sanctioned Russian mogul Viktor Vekselberg and the ANC’s funding front, Chancellor House, is at loggerheads with the SA Revenue Service (Sars) over a tax bill of more than R350m.
The company paid R30m into the ANC’s coffers in the past two years, including R15m towards its December elective national conference, according to declarations made to the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) in line with the requirements of the Political Party Funding Act...
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