Archived material reveals alleged ANC corruption
By Ofentse Mokae
25 April 2010
Media reports say a massive collection of forgotten letters and documents from a neglected storeroom containing inner details of the ANC have been salvaged.
The documents from Fort Hare University in the Eastern Cape contain amongst others details of Nelson Mandela's presidency.
According to reports the confidential journals, letters and internal ANC reports allegedly show how senior party members were investigated for looting donor funds.
The documents also reveal how members fleeced the party out of millions in cash and assets.
The archived material is being authenticated and documented by a team from the university.
Some of it sheds light on investigations into people who have gone on to become prominent businessmen.
It is also reported that historian Professor Cornelius Thomas from the university, who is safeguarding the ANC archive, described some of the material on Mandela as fascinating and "extraordinary".