The Popular Democratic Movement is using taxpayers’ funds to repay monies it reportedly borrowed from its politicians to finance its political activities between 2013 and 2019. Nampa reports that the party is also using taxpayer funds to reward its politicians for party work which may be a direct contravention of the Electoral Act of 2014 which directs how funding received from the State purse may be used. PDM is adamant that everything is above board. According to its treasurer-general Nico Smit, they inherited a broke party when they were elected at their intraparty congress in 2013.