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ANC late paying party contractors

2012-03-23 10:08

Johannesburg - The ANC continues to be embroiled in spats over millions of rands in unpaid bills to contractors, according to a report on Friday.

VWV Interactive - the company involved in staging a production for the African National Congress centenary celebrations earlier this year - was still owed millions, the Mail & Guardian reported.

VWV said subsequent to payment not being received in full, some of the people and companies it had hired had only been paid 50% of the money owed to them.

However, the ANC has disagreed, saying the money - R6.2m - is under dispute as the live performance in Bloemfontein was rained out.

"We didn't cause the rain. You could say the rain washed away the payment," said ANC treasurer general Mathews Phosa.

VWV's chief executive Wanda Shuenyane disagreed.

"We have not been informed of any dispute based on force majeure [irresistible force, a legal clause in supply contracts].

"It is public knowledge that the show screened on television [twice]... because [the main show] was entirely rained out. But we have not been informed of any dispute based on that."

Shuenyane also said the amount owed was closer to R10m.

The ANC is also embroiled indirectly in other legal spats, as other subcontractors take primary ANC-hired contractors to court to recoup losses.


Comments
  • Gareth - 2012-03-23 10:14

    Well the rain has washed away my Tax money .... Soz :-)

      rbphiri - 2012-03-23 10:28

      Late to pay contractors but always early to financially molest tax payers.

      Peter - 2012-03-23 10:43

      Hmmmmmmmm .....

      RSole - 2012-03-23 11:09

      That’s what you get for dealing with 3rd world governments.

      Glyn - 2012-03-23 12:27

      I have invented Eternal Motion!! I build a Bordello over a Carwash! The scrubbers work non-stop day and night - Eternal Motion!! Do you think I could sell that to the anc?

      Hettie - 2012-03-30 10:09

      YIP IT HAS TO BE BLAMED ON SOMETHING THEY WILL GET THE MONEY OUT OF NORMAL TAX PAYERS SOMEHOW WHAT A JOKE

  • mholthuysen - 2012-03-23 10:14

    They cannot run a Piss-Up in a Brewery... simply frightening!

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-03-23 10:20

      We have a bunch of children in the government. Their arguments are that of mindless minors! WTF is wrong with this country that they still want to vote for this ineptocratic fools?

      mholthuysen - 2012-03-23 10:22

      I can only agree... though sometimes I feel that even mindless minors are better - at least they know what is right or wrong!

      rbphiri - 2012-03-23 10:30

      The only thing they can run is their mouth which is filled with equivocations, chicken and liquor.

      mholthuysen - 2012-03-23 10:45

      RPhiri - add EXPENSIVE liquor!

      Klaus - 2012-03-23 10:55

      A F-up in a Whore house, for sure. As regular F-ups are tru cANCer style

      RSole - 2012-03-23 11:57

      Mathews Phosa should be Mathews Puza.

      Fussed - 2012-03-23 11:59

      If you had read all the blogs from the start, You were told to get your money upfront, or you will lose out. What a SUCKER. Not even health care get any money. Good luck with your fight, it's gonna take at lease 10 yrs

  • Marion - 2012-03-23 10:15

    If they did the work they should be paid even if a tsunami hit the event. That risk is the ANC's in my opinion. If they didn't want to take the risk they should have organized an indoor event. If you're getting married and it rains you cannot refuse to pay all the people who contributed to your wedding just 'cos you were stupid enough not to make alternative arrangements.

      rbphiri - 2012-03-23 10:40

      The ANC will always "reign" on everyone's financial parade.

  • Vusi - 2012-03-23 10:23

    "We didn't cause the rain. You could say the rain washed away the payment," said ANC treasurer general Mathews Phosa. Coming from him, the big Malema supporter, I'm actually not surprised at his logic. What is scary is the fact that Phosa has a law degree...........

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-03-23 10:26

      @ Vusi - How far is the revolution going?

      Annelise - 2012-03-23 10:29

      Yes but he got his degree pre '94 so it is not any good according to the government.

      Vusi - 2012-03-23 10:34

      You've got mail Bardy. Some things are better said in private than on here.

      rbphiri - 2012-03-23 10:36

      These criminals have been in court so many times, they all have years of experience with the law.

  • Koos - 2012-03-23 10:24

    As expected. When are the businesses going to learn that you don't do business with the anc? If you do tthe terms are cash upfront or no deal at all. I don't feel sorry for them.

      rbphiri - 2012-03-23 10:38

      Trying to get money out of the ANC is the same as Julius getting an A+ in woodwork.

      Stephen - 2012-03-23 13:06

      Cash on enquiry.

  • Burtfred - 2012-03-23 10:29

    Granting credit terms to the ANC is financial suicide.

      rbphiri - 2012-03-23 10:52

      Voting for them is the same as reserving yourself a space in hell.

  • Hermann - 2012-03-23 10:30

    Did the companies really expect to be paid?

      Tammy - 2012-03-23 10:42

      some people still believe in mirales Herman - LOL

      rbphiri - 2012-03-23 10:48

      Look the proof is in every election, people vote for the ANC, since they easily fickled by equivocations...and in return how are they awarded...well let's see...hmmmm poor service delivery...as a big thank you. Thank they go back to the polls to even get a bigger thank you in the next election. So one can't feel sorry for these companies, they are the same as the voters, they knew what they were getting themself into.

  • rowan.maulson - 2012-03-23 10:34

    This is totally unsurprising.. They were probably shocked to receive bills at all. They just thought everyone wanted to do everything for free because the ANC is teh whoresome.

      Glyn - 2012-03-23 12:28

      I have invented Eternal Motion!! I build a Bordello over a Carwash! The scrubbers work non-stop day and night - Eternal Motion!! Do you think I could sell that to the anc?

  • sariena.robbertse - 2012-03-23 10:34

    The ANC is running out of taxpayer's money.What a black spot this government is to us and the world sees it all.Zuma please step down.You are making a bigger fool of yourself than you already are.....

  • Tammy - 2012-03-23 10:40

    The ANC late to pay? NO!!! They are so "Well organized and never think of their own pockets".

  • Den - 2012-03-23 10:42

    EISH we will pay creditors after weve stolen enough, stand in line wena!!!

  • Den - 2012-03-23 10:44

    actually this is not a problem, as they will just print more money to pay with...

      rbphiri - 2012-03-23 10:54

      And we as tax payers are the paper in that printing machine.

      Glyn - 2012-03-23 12:29

      I have invented Eternal Motion!! I build a Bordello over a Carwash! The scrubbers work non-stop day and night - Eternal Motion!! Do you think I could sell that to the anc?

      Wimpie.Haefele - 2012-03-23 12:37

      @Glyn they only want to screw the tax payers

  • eben.ferreira1 - 2012-03-23 10:47

    To be expected. People will learn to ask for their payment up front

  • Brad.Kopping - 2012-03-23 10:56

    "We didn't cause the rain. You could say the rain washed away the payment," ok then i guess when the e-tolling comes in and it starts raining that will wash away my payment too! xD

  • Herman - 2012-03-23 11:05

    Money has already been stolen by the anc cadres

  • E=MC2 - 2012-03-23 11:09

    wow! the ANC are really taking a few kicks in the groin today...LOVE IT :-)!!

  • Archie - 2012-03-23 11:13

    mathew phosa is a troll.I thought he was a qualified lawyer ,can anyone verify this .This could explain the ANC/commie/labour thought processes

      Glyn - 2012-03-23 12:34

      Archie - Sorry pal but NOTHING could explain the anc/commie/labour thought process!! Is there one?

  • mholthuysen - 2012-03-23 11:51

    And where are all the blind cANCer supporters - not a word from them today... starting to realize the truth!?

  • Jacqui - 2012-03-23 12:09

    What's new?

  • Glyn - 2012-03-23 12:26

    I have invented Eternal Motion!! I build a Bordello over a Carwash! The scrubbers work non-stop day and night - Eternal Motion!! Do you think I could sell that to the anc?

  • Mark - 2012-03-23 13:01

    Take note all you tenderpreneurs out there - if this is how the party treat their preferred vendors then you can imagine what they feel for their supporters, never mind the taxpayers footing the bill.

  • Gideon Van Tonder - 2012-03-23 13:11

    So typical....well, not much else one can expect from such a troop of Dodo's....

  • anthro45 - 2012-03-23 13:27

    Truely, what else did these companies expect? It's the ANC we are talking about here.

  • felican - 2012-03-23 14:09

    UGH ...How sad the Lions of Africa have evolved into the Hyenas.... No Pride just Squabble.

  • Pat - 2012-03-23 15:00

    U can moan like pregnant ladies, jump from the bridge, relocate to Australia, come back, join the Mamphele league(thnx 4 nothin UCT is still a whites only arrogant university), be tea gals like a certain Mazibuko, call Zuma name etc...fact is ANC will rule tot Piet kom.Get used to that.

  • jempeter - 2012-03-23 16:20

    Knowing the ANC's record of making payments, I'm surprised these contractors even considered doing businus with them.

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