ANC staff members who haven’t received their salaries for the past three months are picketing outside the St George’s Hotel in Irene, in Pretoria, where a special meeting of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) is being held to discuss coalition talks in hung municipalities.
The staff members, who have been joined by NEC members such as Nomvula Mokonyane and ANC Women’s League President, Bathabile Dlamini, are accusing the ANC of ignoring their plight.
ANC staffers picket outside Saint George’s Hotel in Irene as NEC meets
Spokesperson for the staffers, Mandla Qwane, says the revelation of the R15-million donated to the ANC by its investment vehicle, Chancellor House, in August, is a bitter pill to swallow.
“We understood that whatever investments withdrawals that would be done they were going to prioritise members of staff in terms of salaries, in terms of provident fundS that has not been paid for three years in terms of the medical aid that is continually suspended, reinstated and suspended. Now investments are released and the money is taken to elections. It simply means that there is no political will to resolve the issue of salaries, provident fund, and medical aid,” SAYS Qwane.
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The party has suffered rejection from other parties during coalition talks and is expected to reflect on a way forward.
Political parties have until the 23rd November to constitute governments. This could result in a re-run of elections in those municipalities if coalition agreements are not met.
Deadline approaches for political parties to finish coalition talks: