Dakota Legoete has expressed his concerns for the employees of BOSASA, who revealed their intentions to liquidate the company earlier this week. Legoete says the ANC is calling for the bank accounts of the entity to remain open to ensure salaries get paid.
The ANC is calling on FNB and ABSA to keep the bank accounts of BOSASA open so that employees of the company can still get paid.
Acting spokesperson for the party, Dakota Legoete, explained that the employees are the main concern, saying that:
" What we can do is try to lobby them ( the banks) to allow accounts of this company to operate so that they can pay their liabilities, in particular, salaries of their staff members."
Legoete went on to say that the workers at the company have done their job and deserve to be paid. He commented that the ANC cannot interfere with the independence of the banks in the country, but were concerned for the well being of the employees.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier this week that the African Global Group, formerly BOSASA, had entered into voluntary liquidation following the closure of their bank accounts. The company were deemed a 'reputational' risk for the banks, following their implication in widespread corruption at the state capture inquiry.
According to eNCA, around 4 500 employees stand to lose their jobs, as well as over 3 000 contractors.
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