Report: ANC leaves staff high and dry, fails to cover August salaries

Report: ANC leaves staff high and dry, fails to cover August salaries

- It seems as if the ANC's financial trouble just isn't getting better with more allegations relating to the party being unable to cope surfacing

- A recent report claimed that the ruling party is, once again, unable to pay staff their August salaries

- The issue already cropped up earlier this year and the new allegations show there hasn't been much improvement since

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The ANC's financial issues are once again making headlines over allegations that staff members will be paying the price.

The party is unable to cover August salaries which had been due on the 25th already according to a recent report.

A similar issue occurred late last year and again in June when the ANC was forced to delay payments for staff members.


Magashule explained that salaries would be indefinitely delayed. Image: GCIS/ Flickr
Source: UGC

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Now, an IOL report claims that a letter to staff from secretary-general Ace Magashule addressed to hundreds of employees across South Africa confirmed that the party is battling to fit the bill.

The letter was sent out on Thursday by Magashule and gave no real clarity on when the payments can be expected:

“Kindly note that above mentioned employee won’t be able to fulfil monthly instalments on time this month due to salary delay, payments are pending till further notice.”

This week rumours began recirculating over that ANC's difficulties once more with little indication from leadership as to why the payments wouldn't be honoured.

The report indicated that the secretary-general, his deputy Jessie Duarte and spokesperson Pule Mabe had all declined to comment on what the issue regarding the payments is.

Earlier, reported that Luthuli House staff had been up in arms after not receiving their salaries despite promises by ANC treasurer-general that the delay would only last 5 days.

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At the time it was believed that a slump in donations to the party had been the root issue after a dismal performance at the national elections.

Speculation had been rife that party leader President Cyril Ramaphosa had bailed out the ANC by covering salaries but the party remains elusive when it comes to its battle to cover costs.

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