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ActionSA leader, Herman Mashaba. Image: ActionSA/ Twitter

Yikes! Herman Mashaba blasted after asking for R30 donations

‘Go and get your R12.5 million back from Mashele and fund the organisation,’ one person said after watching Mashaba ask for donations.

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ActionSA leader, Herman Mashaba. Image: ActionSA/ Twitter

South African politician Herman Mashaba is currently facing backlash after asking social media users for R30 donations. According to the Action SA leader, R30 donations from supporters will help ActionSA compete with more established political parties.

Many have since slammed the party leader for asking for donations so soon after it was revealed that he had paid R12.5 million for Political analyst Prince Mashele to write his biography.

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Herman Mashaba slammed for asking for donations following biography scandal

With the 2024 national elections just around the corner, South African political parties are scrambling to secure votes.

Action SA recently asked their supporters to donate R30 to help strengthen the party’s campaign and help them compete with bigger parties.

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ActionSA President, Herman Mashaba. Image: ActionSA/ Facebook

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Heading online, Mashaba shared a video explaining how the R30 donations are part of “an initiative aimed at empowering all South Africans to make a difference”.

“While established political parties receive billions of rands in funding from the state, ActionSA, as a new political party, depends entirely on donations from passionate South Africans like yourself to spread the message of hope and change,” said Mashaba in the clip.

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Mzansi is outraged

The clip resulted in a plethora of backlash for Mashaba who was reminded that he had paid R12.5 million to get his “unauthorised” biography written.

@DerrickSeraga commented:

“Ok, Herman Mashaba was robbed by Mashele skebenga R12.5 million, but instead of asking Mashele to pay him back, he asked Actionsa supporters to pay him back.” R

While @ImOuttaNames2 wrote:

“Never. I’d rather throw the money in a dustbin than give agents of magoa. Use your R12,5 million from Prince Mashele to fund your stokvel.”

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