I want my money back - businessman

2012-12-16 11:48
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Bloemfontein - A businessman at the ANC's elective conference in Mangaung on Sunday demanded his money back from the party because he was "short-changed".

"I am going to complain and claim my money back... not only is the conference very late, but it is so disorganised," said Alfie Heeger, managing director of African Sanitation, a company that builds solar-powered toilets.

"Myself and colleagues missed the breakfast event because the transport meant to bring us here is a mess."

Heeger's company was one of the many businesses that paid hefty amounts of money to be at the conference. Companies forked out at least R500 000 to sit with President Jacob Zuma and other top party leaders at Saturday night's gala dinner.

A few blocks from the business marquee, vendors selling African National Congress-branded clothing had set up shop.

Maria Ngubeni travelled from Soweto to sell her wares.

"I invested my children's school fees...I am hoping for a return on that investment."

Her wares included branded t-shirts, dresses, hats, earrings, and key holders.

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