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No kick-backs for funding ANC - Phosa

2012-06-27 22:37

Johannesburg - There are no kick-backs for business people who pay to attend ANC functions, the party's treasurer general Mathews Phosa said on Wednesday.

"When we invite people to our events, you come as a volunteer," Phosa said during the second day of the ANC's national policy conference.

"Understand, the ANC is raising funds."

A number of business people have attended the ANC's progressive business forum, which is running concurrently with the party's policy conference.

Breakfasts were being hosted each morning and being addressed by ministers and top ANC officials.

The ANC's four-day national policy conference started in Midrand, Johannesburg, on Tuesday.

Phosa denied that business people were being compensated, in the form of tenders, for funding the ANC.

"I have never asked any minister or any premier for any tenders. I refuse to recommend anybody for anything. I'm a treasurer who raises funds above the board," he said.

Phosa said he did not see people who did not want to fund the party as enemies.

"I was elected to raise funds. That's my job, so I must find creative ways to raise funds. If people want to pay to come eat with the President [Jacob Zuma], let them pay for it."

Comments
  • peter.mansfield.395 - 2012-06-27 22:44

    Well, I was phoned by an ANC fundraiser who DEFINITELY promised me enhanced access to the corridors of power if I joined the ANC club.

      scouter.fourone - 2012-06-27 23:06

      Do they honestly think that we are that gullible to believe this latest lie? They surely do live in their own little dream world where their appalling track record on such matters is apparently conveniently overlooked. No one believes you ANC - hate to spoil your party .........

      scouter.fourone - 2012-06-27 23:32

      PS If you happen to see the Minister of non-Education at the bar please tell her that there appears to be a whole bunch kids still waiting for their text books and who are unable to get on with her catch-up plan.

      glyn.morgan.96 - 2012-06-28 09:51

      Any business person who pays anything to the anc is shooting the Country down. DO NOT GIVE THEM ANYTHING! Vote DA for free!

      Richard - 2012-06-28 11:56

      Peter, Now, I'm with you.. Don't believe that business people do not receive some quid pro quo for supporting the ANC, by Matthews Phosa, either....

  • gideon.rossouw - 2012-06-27 22:55

    Yea right. People and companies part with their money because they have learnt to love the struggle, and know how to stop worrying.

  • ken.eriksen.9 - 2012-06-27 23:12

    If this is true, then Elvis is alive and living in Greenpoint.

      thulani.sparks - 2012-06-27 23:17

      He probably is

      Tommo - 2012-06-28 00:04

      Hahaha. Funny!!!

      Burtfred - 2012-06-28 07:38

      Rubbish. Elvis lives in Polokwane.

  • thulani.sparks - 2012-06-27 23:15

    Scratch my back I will scratch yours...this has been the issue even during the hey days of the \Generally corrupt relationship\ between Shaik-Zuma...Phosa expects us to believe they hv turned a new leaf all of a sudden???

  • Biiza M Herbert - 2012-06-27 23:35

    leav anc alone

      Tommo - 2012-06-27 23:59

      Let me complete your sentance for you. Leave ANC alone to die quietly by themselves...

      chadjason.wilson - 2012-06-28 00:03

      Why can't they leave us alone?

      antin.herinck - 2012-06-28 01:07

      Biiiiza are you serious, or are you a funny guy?

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-06-28 05:40

      ... As soon as they can be booted out of office and remove their grubby paws from taxpayers' money, I'm sure everyone else will gladly leave them alone

      henri.robert - 2012-06-28 07:07

      "leave anc alone"....vote DA.

      rob.bayliss.94 - 2012-06-28 08:58

      Herbert: Why?

  • Tommo - 2012-06-27 23:57

    Pay to attend ANC function!!! They gotta be crazy. Man alive the ANC would have to pay me to be at their function.

      willem.dehaan.94 - 2012-06-28 13:22

      Yes, and a helluva lot, too!

  • Ken Jay May - 2012-06-28 00:01

    Yeah! OK now pull the other one!

  • Vince.York - 2012-06-28 00:03

    Phosa, as you stated some years ago, have you got the anc's nefarious vehicles like Chancellor House to pull out of all these corrupt crony styled rip off's like Medupi and eTolls and Arms Deals and Coal Deals and Iron/Steel ore yet? SA waits with bated breathe (not) So many are coming to light, latest exposure from New Zealand::: The Arms Deal's and eTolling are hand in glove amongst a score of other stifling deals that are strangling SA today.

  • sally.lewitt - 2012-06-28 00:05

    Why mention this? Does Phosa think we are stupid?

  • Wehan Van Greunen - 2012-06-28 00:07

    LOL so dumb!

  • antin.herinck - 2012-06-28 01:01

    His lips moved. We can be 100% sure that he lied.

  • nhlanhla.ndlovu.10 - 2012-06-28 01:08

    In life,an eye for an eye syndrome would always exist.

  • antin.herinck - 2012-06-28 01:13

    Phosa's lying PR-shyte makes actually sense. He tells this lie to make their corrupt cronies look better, so they can stuff the ANC's pockets better, receive the expected kick-backs AND all now looks innocent to the public and the media. Phosa would not lie, would he?

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-06-28 01:30

    Matt my mate....WE DON'T BELIEVE YOU !!

  • leonard.vanvuuren.1 - 2012-06-28 02:19

    Just for saying it, its enough to raise an eye brow, we all know u talk crap man,\r\nOh and anc raising funds? For what? Weapons for land grabs?

      Hadebe - 2012-06-28 03:58

      Ul have to squeeze n trottle them to half dead before u get anything near the truth. This guy is just lying through his yellow teeth.

  • Mark - 2012-06-28 03:23

    And pigs were seen flying over the horizon while Hell froze over... This ranks right up there with the 'we'll eat the cake on your behalf' gaffe from Gwede a few months ago. One of their faces accuses business of being only motivated by self interest and the pursuit of profit, and the other face claims that business is able to donate money to the ANC out of the goodness of its heart? Come now, let's not insult the intelligence of the general populace just because the people who blindly follow the ANC have none.

  • Hadebe - 2012-06-28 04:05

    Ul have to squeeze n trottle them to half dead before u get anything near the truth. This individual is just lying through his yellow teeth.

  • frikdt - 2012-06-28 04:22

    Yeah, right! Business people and companies are all peerless philanthropists who do it all for the sake of mankind and nothing else.

  • danie.smit.587 - 2012-06-28 04:38

    Yea, we will eat with JZ, and pay for his food and drinks, with a few grand for the ANC, just ensure we paid back with a state tender

  • piet.boerie - 2012-06-28 04:51

    Every party in the world that gets money from business has to give something back. EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD, THIS IS HOW IT WORKS. The ANC who have proved to be very corrupt and love kick backs are the biggest culprits. Mathews Phosa is a liar, ask the Germans...

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2012-06-28 05:46

    Its ubelievable Mr Phosa

  • themba.thwala.98 - 2012-06-28 05:47

    Phosa is that why businessmen jostle for seats on the presidential jet whenever JZ goes to meet businessmen overseas? Are those businessmen there only to hold his hand? I don't think even you believe that chicken crap you just said. I thought you were one of the few good men left in the ANC. You've succeeded in proving me wrong. So go and relate that fable to the birds my broer.

  • ratsaka.eugene - 2012-06-28 06:30

    Yawn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • wendy.n.schmidt - 2012-06-28 06:42

    no kick backs, yes, sure, we believe you.

  • mzwandile.dlamanzi - 2012-06-28 06:43

    One of those lawyers you cannot.....

  • dennis.vermaak.5 - 2012-06-28 06:43

    And I am the next Mrs Zuma ??

  • gandanga.tororo - 2012-06-28 06:58

    What can I say? Bravo!!!? One of the few professions, where your noise gets you through the door. We will wait.

  • john.fourie.18 - 2012-06-28 07:03

    Wait. Did he just wink when he said that?

  • chris.potgieter.73 - 2012-06-28 07:05

    Sorry Phosa, we just do not believe you after all you continue to support a liberation movement that has produced one corrupt deployee after another. You are a racist movement and want to rule by fear.

  • kmphasha - 2012-06-28 07:06

    I donated and volunteered for ANC and ANCYL without expectation of kickbacks and I will proceed until Economic freedom is attained.

      Gerda Malherbe - 2012-06-28 07:12

      You poor deluded fool

      mdandrease - 2012-06-28 07:54

      Don't lie how can u defend such crap

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-06-28 07:55

      Phasha you are the only idiot whose tenders are allocated to another cadre. Wake up mosha!

      Twolips - 2012-06-28 08:01

      A fool and his money are soon parted!

      kmphasha - 2012-06-28 08:18

      I do what I think is right with my money and time.When it comes to liberations I don’t compromise.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-06-28 10:40

      KMPhasha, you poor thing.You are not important enough for kickbacks, since you cannot offer the ANC anytihng worthwhile. They take your money and your service and then share Jack Daniels with their incrowd, made possible by innnocents like you.

  • compos.mentis.58 - 2012-06-28 07:06

    "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and consciencious stupidity." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Erna - 2012-06-28 07:10

    The simple fact that Phosa feels the need to make this statement speaks volumes!

  • vivian.harris.73 - 2012-06-28 07:13

    He should have said ' no more kick backs available' cause their family and friends already got those tenders....corruption at its best

  • henri.robert - 2012-06-28 07:19

    So far, not one comment that believes this crap!!!

  • Andre - 2012-06-28 07:19

    Then, how on earth could he support a tenderpreneur like Malema, as he did?

  • jack.kukard - 2012-06-28 07:21

    Yeah sure Phosa I believe you 100% ..........hahahahaha

  • ruben.maistry - 2012-06-28 07:25

    Hogwash

  • damonsb - 2012-06-28 07:35

    Slap me around and call me Susan

  • Stille - 2012-06-28 07:37

    Yeah right - maaifoedie moneygrubbing bastard politician

  • keith.f.murphy - 2012-06-28 07:39

    Is that so Phosa ?? and how much % goes into your offshore account ??? Or are you raising funds for the poor and needy ? If it be so for the poor and needy I will support you.but we know the system and I am very well informed about the system as I have moved amongst the system OK.Its time the ANC should seriously start to look and act positively towards the poor and needy and let all fat ctas donate from their salary for your fund raising for the poor we are sick and tired of party politics bla bla bla

  • mdandrease - 2012-06-28 07:43

    In life there is nothing for free cader treasurer

  • Schmee - 2012-06-28 07:44

    Oh come on, there are always benefits to sleeping with the boss. It's when the boss gets bored of you that you have a problem. Hope that serves as a warning for the businesses.

  • Ryno - 2012-06-28 07:57

    "lies lies lies...more lies lies lies lies" "these people are so gullable, lets tell them more lies lies lies"

  • Brad - 2012-06-28 08:23

    Who in thier right mind would pay a cent to sit with Zuma or the ANC? They would have to pay me!! Or give me kick backs, or a lucrative tender... i see a patern developingg here :)

  • Steve - 2012-06-28 09:00

    Mr Phosa. How about you and your cANCer crininals all 'koff out of government and let the businessmen (who you and Zipper Zoomer and fellow cANCer Trolls so despise and want to steal from)run the country. There is no such thing as a free lunch. Nothing for nothing. Thank you and goodnight!

  • peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-06-28 09:31

    I will believe this statement when I see a flying pig!!!

  • glyn.morgan.96 - 2012-06-28 09:50

    Any business person who pays anything to the anc is shooting the Country down. DO NOT GIVE THEM ANYTHING! Vote DA for free!

      nkule.sithole.5268 - 2012-08-08 12:44

      U like it or not ANC will rule forever,if u not happy,leave our Country.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-06-28 10:32

    He doesn't raise funds that way but heck if the people want to pay to have breakfast with Zuma, that's fine. Now see how they can hide their cheque books after that statement from Phosa Americans have breakfast with he President, at a price, so this lot quickly copies that idea.Lucrative business deals are made in America at breakfast time and the same happens here.No matter what Phosa wants us to believe.

  • sean.murphy.165 - 2012-06-28 11:22

    If you believe that bullsh1t then I have a nice real eastate deal that you may want to buy into just 200km south of Cape Town.

  • Laurence - 2012-06-28 14:43

    When the mouth opens.. lies emerge.