It’s an expensive business, the winning of elections. If you have any doubts, ask the ANC.

Back in July 2016, the then ANC head of campaigns, Nomvula Mokonyane, let slip to a radio station that the governing party had spent more than R1bn in the campaign ahead of that year’s local government elections. Despite that, the ANC was removed from power in Joburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay...

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