ANC asks Transnet for party money

2011-10-06 22:41

Cape Town - Transnet has declined a request by the ANC for a contribution to its centenary celebrations next year, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Thursday.

He was replying to a parliamentary question by the Democratic Alliance.

Gigaba said Transnet declined because its donations and sponsorship policy did not allow funding to political parties.

In a statement later, DA spokesperson Lindiwe Mazibuko said it was deeply problematic that the ANC was soliciting money from state-owned entities.

"Public funds cannot and should not be used to fund party-political events," she said.

This money had been entrusted to the government by citizens to provide service delivery, and that was what it should be used for.

The ANC's asking for state funding flew in the face of ANC chair Baleka Mbete's commitment that the ANC would not use state funds to finance the party's centenary bash.

"That the ANC has sought to abuse public funds in this way is unjustifiable," Mazibuko said.

  • Sit-hole - 2011-10-06 22:49

    Another example of ANC beeing maaifoedies.

      Fred - 2011-10-06 23:30

      Yes, they are an absolute disgrace. The ANC have their snouts firmly in the feeding trough, and that's not enough. Now they have to try and steal the taxpayers money for yet another party. They must be neck-and-neck with Mugabe's Zanu-PF for the award of the most disgraceful and disgusting government in the world.

      RACINGCAT - 2011-10-07 06:23

      Abe Gaan sny jou hare en soek werk.(another nice bit of afrikaans for you to digest)

      kleinkoppi - 2011-10-07 06:52

      Abe Mos-whatever... So you think all DA supporters are white... Read the article you dimwit...

      umlaut - 2011-10-07 07:44

      The anc must attend bible study classes--we know it will be very difficult for them to comprehend, but after they have written out the phrase ---"thou shallt not steal" 2000 times, then maybe-, maybe..they will see the light. Archbishop Tutu can run the bible study classes.

      The Wonderer - 2011-10-07 07:52

      They've got NO reason to celebrate ANYTHING!! They've already wasted over R40 BILLION and still asks for more???

      umlaut - 2011-10-07 08:09

      Yes sit-hole---if we also see South Africa as 'Mother South Africa' you are absolutely right.-

      Druce - 2011-10-07 08:59


      Obvious - 2011-10-07 09:10

      Viva! Transnet Viva!

  • letsee - 2011-10-06 23:37

    Unbelievable. Are those guys nuts? How can someone have such an idea? Where are the grown ups of the ANC?

      Walter - 2011-10-07 06:55

      They've all died and gone to heaven or on the verge of doing so. The current lot are bound for hell!

      umlaut - 2011-10-07 07:58

      Yes letsee--the way they run the country, tomorrow they will say they never said that, or that they wanted to steal the money. Like the nationalization case. There is another one saying lately that they have all the mineral rights, they might just as well take all the mines also. So we are back to square one. The next thing they will say is they have the most money in the banks then they might just as well take the banks also----Max's word is actually still a compliment for the anc--can't he think of a genuine bad curse word for them.? They should resign and give all their salaries back to SA that they got over 17 years.

      AMS-Dammer - 2011-10-07 08:36

      SO... I guess the Transport Dept are "NOT GOING TO THE PARTY"....(punny) ROFLMAO!!!!! LOTTO TO THE RECUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Watch this space!!!!!!

      umlaut - 2011-10-07 10:39

      @ams-dammer----lets hope not, that Transnet didn't want to give them the money because they planned that for their own bonuses, (or own party) !!! I don't know Gigaba--has he got a good reputation--is he one of the good guys???

      umlaut - 2011-10-07 10:59

      @amsterdammer--You could be right about the lotto-they will say it is for youth development allocation--a very broad topic specially chosen as to rape it also. One of these days some one will win R50 mil again and they say---'ô so sorry -its gone missssiengg -ôh sô sôrrieee--eishh-- Last time they probably used the money from the 'scrap' metal they stripped from the Aurora mine.

  • rasklot - 2011-10-06 23:58

    I monitor US, Far East and European news all day however I stay on SA news most the time as its a laugh a min.

  • PinkandProud - 2011-10-06 23:58

    The ANCrime Syndicate are the scum of the earth, lower than pondscum or dog shyte on a shoe! MAAIFOEDIES!

      AMS-Dammer - 2011-10-07 08:43


  • Ho - 2011-10-07 02:09

    I would think that ATM robberies will be increasing once again...the ANC will need to fund it's "putty" somehow...

      Blikskottel - 2011-10-07 08:16

      I am sure you will here about cash trucks being hijacked..and see that those doing the work stuff as much as they can in their pockets, as they "pay" they get is not nearly enough for the risk.

  • bigd - 2011-10-07 05:11

    Why can't the loyal members of the ANC (OF WHICH THERE ARE MANY)contribute R200.00 each and voila!they'll have enough for their party?

      Skeletor1 - 2011-10-07 06:47

      All previosly advantage...... and it is easier to take the state's money

      Benny66 - 2011-10-07 07:42

      Coz they fear (quite rightly) that some collections officer will steal the contributions before they can get their hands on it for their party?

  • Taboe - 2011-10-07 07:21

    ANC, go ask your friends at ABSA. I am sure they will give plenty. Or, have they already jumped to the opportunity and offered their ANC a blank check-book?

  • Sisie - 2011-10-07 07:28

    What a flipping check. ANC now want the taxpayer to pay for its party - are they crazy. What happened to all their investments - where they are making millions maybe even billions. Hell if i want a party i can't approach the ANC to pay for it. You keep bragging about how many members you have, go with your begging bowl to them, and what about your cronies and cadres who have stashed away billions - like Tokyo/Cyril/Patrice and the whole Zuma tribe oh just to name a few - oh right that's because they don't believe in charity - only if it benefits them.

      Feds - 2011-10-07 08:13

      Sisie, that R2million wont even cover the costs of their aperitiefs... I would imagine they need about R12million for venue hire (R100k actual cost and R11,9 for komishun)R2million for food and R45million for Johnny Blue

  • jen - 2011-10-07 07:32

    I can tell you now that a lot of corporates will cough up for this do. Even with freedom fighter funerals etc., the ANC chooses around 4 corporates to donate half a million or so. Why can't they use their own funds for a party. To try and get it from Transnet, funded by tax payers money is almost criminal.

  • Jimmyfuse - 2011-10-07 07:34

    they simplt CANNOT help themselves!! PLUNDER, PILLAGE UNTIL THERE IS NOTHING LEFT!

  • Carl - 2011-10-07 07:42


      Oxygen - 2011-10-07 07:50

      Yourfoedies = Maaifoedies.

  • Brainbow - 2011-10-07 07:46

    How on earth can the ANC think it can request money from government for party parties!?!?!? Bunch of maaifoedies!!!

  • Tebogoalva - 2011-10-07 07:56

    Mara ANC thinks it's invincible neh, time will come when we dont only pray for their demise but rise up like Libyans did

  • Johnny - 2011-10-07 07:57

    Malusi Gigaba, you're the man dude, Lindiwe, I couldn't have said it any better myself, to the ANC, fund your own damn party with you own damn money

  • Hunter 008 - 2011-10-07 08:06

    Stealing, greed and corruption..that's the the ANC!! They are raping the country !!! The wheel turns !! ANC...the end is near !!!

  • Bee and Jay - 2011-10-07 08:07

    The ANC has great difficulty in differentiating between party and state. In their eyes the funds generated by taxes belongs to them

  • Blikskottel - 2011-10-07 08:10

    African nation Criminals at work again trying to get their grubby paws onto tax payers money.

  • CPII - 2011-10-07 08:32

    They should ask Transnet "now why the about turn. You used to give generously in the past". …and so BTW, Transnet is owned by the Government but generates it's own revenue, none of which is taxpayers taxes.

  • Nkalakatha - 2011-10-07 08:36

    The one hand doesn't know what the other hand is doing !!!ANC catch a HUGE wake-up pleeeze !!!!!!!!

  • GuyverXT9 - 2011-10-07 08:51

    F****** THE ANC!!! Disgraceful, stinking, rotting, useless organization that should be rooted out and replaced by something better. What a disgrace to humanity.

      Darwinian - 2011-10-07 09:42

      Shoot the maaifoedie They are rapists I'm not singing, I'm chanting...

  • EnglishBoer - 2011-10-07 08:56

    These maaifoedies must be the only bunch on Earth that love to celebrate failure!

  • Vince York - 2011-10-07 09:34

    ?? merely "pass the bacon dripping in butter"?? MAAIFOEDIES FEST

  • CDS - 2011-10-07 09:42


  • Peter - 2011-10-07 09:59

    They would not have used the money for a party,some-one would have stolen it.Well done Transnet for telling them to get f*#ked.

  • letsdance - 2011-10-07 10:36

    Transnet declined I would of told them to f@$k off

  • ruffled - 2011-10-07 10:49

    hmmm ... why I no longer sponsor the lotto !

  • damonsb - 2011-11-08 15:46

    Go Go Mazibuko!!! YOU Go Girl

  • Jason - 2011-11-10 08:58

    10 Points Transnet - ANC why dont you ask FatCat Juju for some cash??

  • jock.vanwyk1 - 2011-11-12 07:21

    as a Transnet pensioner for the past 16 years and only receiving a pension increase of only 2 % a year.That is way below inflation and we as pensioners are finding it very difficult to survive.The ANC has a bloody cheek to even think of taking money from Transnet.The Anc does not care one bit about the welfare of the countries people

  • Zebelon - 2011-11-13 16:08

    See if they will not use government transport to the various venues for celebration undertakings and preparations before, during, and after the event. Tax payers' money is surely not going to be spared by the corruption prone ANC.

  • raymond.kok3 - 2011-11-14 18:06


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