ANC sued for R1.7m debt

2011-09-11 14:34

Cape Town - The ANC in the Western Cape has been taken to court over R1.7m owed to the Cape Town International Convention Centre, the Sunday Times reported. According to the paper, the centre applied for a default judgment against the provincial ANC in the high court in Cape Town on Friday, six months after its provincial conference was held there.

Joey Pather, the centre's chief operating officer, said the centre was left with no choice after repeated requests for payment.

"From our perspective, we have processes in place. When a party deviates from this process, we have to take certain steps."

ANC provincial secretary Songezo Mjongile said the party was committed to resolving the problem.

"We are aware of the issue of debt with this particular creditor, and we are in the process of resolving it."

The ANC's Western Cape branch hosted its provincial conference in the centre's grand ballroom from February 11 to 13.

  • PinkAndProud - 2011-09-11 14:37

    If you want to do business with the ANCrime Syndicate, you should expect not to be paid.

      Netherlander - 2011-09-11 16:06

      Doubt many venues will be opening their doors to the ANC and their BANDITS!!!! Rather loose the conference, than CHASE THE MONEY!!!! Mate of mine CATERED for an ANC function... ended up having to search for APPLE JUICE from ever corner cafe' and store in Cape Town... all they drink is JOHNNY WALKER BLUE AND APPLE JUICE!!! WHAT A WASTE!!!!!!

      cliffarc - 2011-09-11 17:43

      - The Anc are morally bankrupt. This merely re-inforces thay they have no respect for the value of money, their contractual obligations nor the law. Life is one big expensive party for them always with other peoples money. Yet they and their blind supporters belive they can run a country. Laughable.

      Yomar Sapus - 2011-09-11 17:53

      Agree with pinkandproud, How can anybody/company expect to get paid by the ANC Yobbo League? Cash up front or f**k off!

  • Grant - 2011-09-11 14:39

    When are these conference centres/hotels going to learn - if dealing with the cANCer (and very specificall the yoof leek), get the cash up front! the judge is gonna award them cents in the rand to be paid over the next 400 years.

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  • Protest - 2011-09-11 14:49

    How dare the the Cape Town International Convention Centre sue the ANC for something as petty as a mere R1.7m ? It is counter revolutionary !

  • Ula Gillion - 2011-09-11 14:50

    They don't know anything about leading by example or leading at all for that matter.

  • Nicolas - 2011-09-11 14:54

    Why doesn't the ANC just ask Julius for a loan?

      EqualStand.Org - 2011-09-11 15:40

      it's just one tender kick-back after all.

      ProudlyKgomo - 2011-09-11 16:33


  • ian - 2011-09-11 14:55

    they dont respect anyone other thank their own feeding frenzy Eat and be jolly as they are never sure when their time will ends untill it does they will always act this way

  • Martin du Plessis - 2011-09-11 15:03

    Nothing new here people, move along! Seriously, a new business rule should be made: If it's the ANC, cash up front or NOTHING!

  • guytom - 2011-09-11 15:13

    Cash up front .... only way

  • kilo39 - 2011-09-11 15:14

    and the ANC once again leads the way by illustrating exactly why under their rule 'economic freedom' for the masses is but a pipe dream. They have absolutely no class whatsoever, and there enough inconsistencies in their decision making abilities to have them declared 'legally incompetent to handle their own affairs'. They therefore do not have contractual capacity, so don't do business with them. When Margaret Thatcher said '* Socialism fails when it runs out of other people’s money!' she was surely speaking of Africa. And finally, can the W/Cape leadership be charged internally with 'bring the ANC into disrepute' when it no longer has a 'repute'.

      KanaMay - 2011-09-11 16:43

      ANC might have been hoping for freebies (economically) from the Conventional Centre, since Cape Town (& W. Cape) is under the control of DA funded by the rich colonial whites.

  • jka - 2011-09-11 15:16

    No surprises here - the CTICC is part-owned by the City of Cape Town, which is run by the DA.

      Protest - 2011-09-11 15:28

      And how does your statement justify that the ANC neglect to honor their financial obligations?

      parkavenue - 2011-09-11 17:36

      Its called honouring your wouldnt understand though

      cliffarc - 2011-09-11 17:49

      - Oh we get it now - so then that means nobody needs to pay for anything owned or run by the Anc either, including municipalities and SARS for that matter. Great, I'm so glad you cleared that up for us.

      James - 2011-09-11 22:38

      Um jka, methinks you are a moron

  • Nfusitjie - 2011-09-11 15:21

    dis mos hoe hulle operate

  • Rusty - 2011-09-11 15:26

    I'll bet the delegates at the ANC provincial conference guzzled copious amounts of crayfish and caviar and washed it down with cases of French Champagne. And now someone is saying: "Eish!!! Why was the bill so high? How!! We can't pay for this extravagance". Yeah right, and all of this money could rather have been spent to provide a basic meal to a thousand homeless and destitute people in Cape Town.

      Ripley - 2011-09-11 15:52

      Do you remember the days when the stereotypical African male was thin and had hair .... ? I suppose we can assume that the change in waistline is directly proportional to time spent with the snout in the trough .... but what has caused all the shiny heads ?

      Netherlander - 2011-09-11 16:07

      Sounds like this venue was used for a "CLOSED MEETING"... lasted about 3 hours... and they EAT AND DRANK SO MUCH???

  • Frans Smith - 2011-09-11 15:29

    typical, eat now pay later..or never!

  • Sprinkaan - 2011-09-11 15:31

    Hi, it is not the ANC's fault lotto take so long to payout. hahaha

      Netherlander - 2011-09-11 18:16

      Where are the PRO-ANC TROLLS???? Blushing behind their monitors, I bet!

  • Ripley - 2011-09-11 15:44

    Does it come as a surprise to anyone ? What this bunch know about financial management is pathetic - we only have to look at the mess that almost every municipality's finances are in.

      Gerhard - 2011-09-11 18:09

      Shame, did they forget how easy it is to take from the needy and poor in order to fund their extravagant parties and not held accountable??

  • Colin Phantom - 2011-09-11 15:47

    LOL :)

  • Ryan Tunney - 2011-09-11 16:11

    ANC scum..

      Marcus Westin - 2011-09-11 16:25

      Agreed. They are scum! Even less than scum.

  • Marcus Westin - 2011-09-11 16:24

    Just more shame on the ANC. They are corrupt to the core! Just steal, steal and steal more.

  • edalsg - 2011-09-11 16:35

    Never do business with these Idiots !

  • samuel peter - 2011-09-11 17:12

    wow this is time to see 7cows swalow thin ones cause every individual needs to be rescued from criminal and poloticians(they only recieve fat cheques and livish life stile but forget the poors but jst speak about them whereas they do nothing fir them)and poloticians dont stay in shaks.i thank you

  • samuel peter - 2011-09-11 17:19

    and the crimes that they do they even take oath for them juring sworn of thier post(we need to change this issues of putting people as caders but check cvs and qualifications)in that way it will be the way of ending corruption.caders jst sign without reading thats why many officials are in trouble like mr cele nad minister of public works.i thank you

  • Wayne - 2011-09-11 17:30

    Go on ANC...say it.."Wasn't me".

  • Bess - 2011-09-11 19:43

    Tony Ehrenreich's silence on this is DEAFENING!

      cliffarc - 2011-09-11 19:48

      - Ehrenreich has never dealt in realities. This is an inconvenient truth for him and the rest of his Anc gangsters.

  • AgPseDaddy - 2011-09-11 20:20

    I hire only unemployed white males in my business on an as and when basis!!!!

  • Bill - 2011-09-11 20:43

    If default judgment is given, I wonder if ITC will record it, or let it slide because it is the ANC …! If it was you or me, ITC would record the judgment and have a bad credit mark against you for the next 10 years…!

  • croix - 2011-09-11 21:05

    How about the citizens sue the cANCer over the R4b corruption and the further R5b 'wasteful and illegal' expenditure - as was exposed by the Auditor General in the Municipalities under the ANCrooks!!!

  • Bill Xhosa - 2011-09-11 21:35

    someone forgot to add the 30% backhander fee to ensure payment.

  • Ogre - 2011-09-12 00:37

    Their court application to fight the judgement should read something like this: Eish, we are sorry about neglecting to pay this paltry sum to the claimant as the zeros attached to the number was too few to attract our attention. The amounts we misappropriate, steal and defraud the South Africans citizens with on a daily basis has conditioned us to ignore amounts that sound and read like small change. We will pass the hat around to the ANC MP's, municipal staff and everybody in ANC leadership to collect some of the small change in their pockets, cubby holes and carpets in their cars as well as the few cents in the voter's pocket that we have overlooked and will pay this piffling outstanding amount before we can think of a way make it disappear again into a more deserving ANC crony pocket.

  • sarecen - 2011-09-12 09:30


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