Cabinet ministers have promised to come to the aid of the financially strapped ANC, offering to give the party R10,000 each in a once-off "levy". Party treasurer-general Paul Mashatile said ministers made the pledge at a recent national executive committee meeting.
The party has seen strike and protest actions from its employees at Luthuli House after it has been failing to pay its employees salaries for the past three months. The party has moved to blame the new party fund reveal which forces political parties to reveal who funds them, some funders are "shy" to have their brands associated with some parties, especially the embattled ANC.
The party has also been fighting divisions within the party as some have formed factions with former president Jacob Zuma and suspended secretary general, Ace Magashule.it is not clear how long the gathered funds from ministers will last or how the party will fund the current campaign for the upcoming local government elections which will take place on the 1st of November.
The ANC was founded on 8 January 1912 by John Langalibalele Dube in Bloemfontein as the South African Native National Congress (SANNC), its primary mission was to bring all Africans together as one people, to defend their rights and freedoms. This included giving full voting rights to Black South Africans and mixed-race South Africans and, to end the apartheid system introduced by the National Party government after their election victory in 1948.
It has over the years produced leaders like the late Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Jacob Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa. Zuma is however the least favourite of them all for his alleged
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