Moët and sponsors at Mangaung gala

2012-12-15 22:54

Bloemfontein - Bottles of Moët champagne in buckets lined the bar at the entrance of the hall to the ANC's progressive business forum gala dinner on Saturday night.

The guests were seated in alternating rows of circular and round tables. At the front of the hall, a stage with a lone transparent podium stood against the backdrop of a large ANC flag. At the sides of the hall, vertical banners for ABSA, Cell C, Nissan, Nedbank, Vodacom, Standard Bank and Multichoice were held upright by stands.

Sitting at the head table with President Jacob Zuma were his three wives as well and businessman Patrice Motsepe.

Earlier, PBF co-convener Renier Schoeman said the presidential table, which seated 12 people, cost at least R500 000. A normal table cost about R250 000.

In attendance were the party's top six officials, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba, Public Services Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, former government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi, deputy Basic Education Minister Enver Surty and deputy Co-operative Governance Minister Yunus Carrim.

Guests were treated to a three course meal, starting with a salmon and bell pepper terrine with cheese shortbread. The main course entailed feta and cheddar stuffed chicken roll with chicken veloute, seared herb crusted fillet with burnt onion sauce, savoury basmati rice, aniseed and rosemary scented potatoes, pumpkin roulade and roasted vegetables.

Guests would finish off their meal with chocolate and yogurt mousse.

  • saschalipka - 2012-12-15 23:02

    And their voters are going hungry to sleep

      tuscartau.tau - 2012-12-16 03:47

      And who cares???Come 2014,those hungry voters are still going to vote for the very same people that exploit them.

      monty.pulumo - 2012-12-16 13:14

      The irony of these conferences and the discussions thereof is sickening, they literally sit there and claim to care about the poor,while drinking the expensive champagne, and squandaring millions of taxpayers money on about feed the poor,build them houses and subsidise varsity fees, while also lowering the tax burden for the taxpayers,thereby improving the quality of life for all? about non-caring rulers, tsek tsek!!

      denise.ryan.5203 - 2012-12-16 21:36

      Not everybody is so keen to sit next to Jacob Zuma or Kgalema Motlanthe. Those who can see the writing on the bulkhead are bailing out of the sinking ship. They know that there is only one way for the ANC and that is DOWN.

  • profesas1 - 2012-12-15 23:04

    Is this even news or bragging?

      75sibusisomhlongo - 2012-12-15 23:18

      media does not only publish what u or i like but it covers everyone

      denise.ryan.5203 - 2012-12-16 21:44

      Some people just have no scruples or shame. They will go to ridiculous lengths and fork out hundreds of thousands of Rands just for a prime position next to Napoleon, Snowball and Squealer at the ANC’s feeding trough.

  • freddie.jones.58367 - 2012-12-15 23:08

    "The guests were seated in alternating rows of circular and round tables." Pardon me for being just a little thick, but could someone please explain to me what the difference is between a 'round table' and a 'circular table'?

      robert.doyle.712 - 2012-12-15 23:20

      When one is dronk circular and round must be 2 different things lol

      75sibusisomhlongo - 2012-12-15 23:21

      freddie i think u may ask the journalist who wrote this story

      salee.sithwell - 2012-12-16 05:00

      "Rows of circular tables" are tables joined together to form a circle. Round tables are single, round tables.

      mzwandile.dlamanzi - 2012-12-16 05:36

      Round table will have equal halves while a circular is a vice versa.

      stella.hlophe - 2012-12-16 10:09

      Freddie Jones, you honestly don't know? But this is elementary stuff :-o

      shooshyu.tu - 2012-12-16 22:47

      @stella.hlophe - well give us your elementary answer please - HOPE it's not STELLAR complicated.

      helen.watermelon.16 - 2012-12-17 00:02

      freddie maybe its the same shape as Zoomers dome egg head

      jeremy002 - 2012-12-17 10:42

      "What's the difference between a round and a circular table?" This was one of the questions on the matric Maths Literacy exam paper 2012. Also included was "What is the colour of a white horse?" but on that one they gave a clue - usually the opposite of the colour black.

      atholl.canterbury - 2012-12-17 21:27

      == Knights at the Round Table === Circular Ones are for Days === Round Table is simple (mzwandile.dlamanzi gave you guys a clue) :: Knights at the Round Table !! it's always like that and it's been like that since Shakespeare . IF an event is held at Knight then everyone knows only to sit at the Round Tables. ------- In the Day time only the Circular tables are used ... this is also simple : The earth is round but --- the Sun is Circular --- {a perfect circle) The Sun only appears from over the flat sea in the morning (day)and disappears in the afternoon over the flat mountain. ... Simple ... like knight and day ...

  • ndlovu.bhekinkosi - 2012-12-15 23:12

    if you think your tax is being wasted, travel to other parts of africa then you wil see what you are talking abt , i gues you are better off in SA than other parts of africa where human rites is just a dream

      FinalJustice - 2012-12-15 23:27

      ... So then we just need to accept it, it's fine then?

      mammudi.makgaleng.3 - 2012-12-16 00:47

      Aint u aware that the gravy train is taking us there???? That's the reason we are so concern

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-12-16 07:44

      Dr Verwoerd used to say that as well.. "Chust kompear us to uzzer Efrican Countries same mentality Ndlouvu

      kitty2wp - 2012-12-16 08:47

      rubbish - i lived in Angola and travelled to other African countries where these governments do exploit its people and the majority live in shacks - but these people have a sense of pride and they go to work dressed in their best out of two outfits and are friendly and positive and to them SA is 1st world - not once did i feel unsafe, threatened, no-one begged from me or harrassed me and no matter how poor and uneducated - you do not see pople littering and i never saw homeless street children .... communities stick together and take care of one another and families instil a sense of belonging and pride - not even their greedy Government can take that away. So my time in Angola, Malawi and Ghana - was more relaxing and peaceful than SA - it is sad there that the people there are supressed by their Governments and kept pretty much 3rd world - it really bothered me at first until i realised how welcome i felt. SA may have more western influence and a so-called democratic government - but the people are not free .... there is no feeling of freedom in SA - the only freedom belongs to the criminals and those in government who have no shame. Human rights se voet! So SA is not better than any other African dictatorship!

      sharmay.thuynsma - 2012-12-16 10:32

      I refuse to de-sensitized by this.I don't live in other parts of Africa, I live here. It's still WRONG.

      cyril.mpanza.1 - 2012-12-16 19:26

      And we make excuses for these fatcats? We defend this while our brothers and sisters live in poverty? Whats wrong with some of you. Has the struggle been forgotten already? This is not good.

  • robert.doyle.712 - 2012-12-15 23:18

    Emigrate and they will Starve. SIMPLE so if you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem so stop wining and suck it up because your tax money is paying for the party. GET IT?

  • shane.asselbergs - 2012-12-15 23:21

    Democracy for sale.

  • nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-15 23:23

    And the gluttons feast while the voting fodder starve....

  • - 2012-12-15 23:24

    LOL! The menu seems quite last season and budgety! As they say - style can't be bought.

      christoffvstaden - 2012-12-16 09:55

      yip, especially using cheddar cheese...

  • gavin.taylor.79 - 2012-12-15 23:26

    "Bottles of Moet champagne in buckets".... most animals are fed from buckets ;-)

      stephan.bester.14 - 2012-12-15 23:38

      please do not insult an animal, they don't crap on their own kind like these rubbish

      chris.summers.3954 - 2012-12-15 23:40

      Maybe next time the champagne can be served in throughs?

      profesas1 - 2012-12-16 00:00


      shooshyu.tu - 2012-12-16 22:51

      @chris. think you mean TROUGHS, but get what you say & agree wholeheartedly

  • 75sibusisomhlongo - 2012-12-15 23:26

    i wish people could read correctly before they start accusing the ANC of using their tax money.

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-16 02:05

      REALLY ??? HAHAHA....

      sally.lewitt - 2012-12-16 02:27

      Why..? Where you at the overpriced feeding and drinking frenzy yourself?

      derek.francois.3 - 2012-12-16 05:54

      oh 75 go make a no 2..................

      ADDIBERNETTE - 2012-12-16 08:31


      kimard - 2012-12-16 09:23

      yes the anc are using the poors money to feast on - the sponsors are a drop in the ocean and that for fools who can easily mistaken caviar for rat sh&t! do you know what a parasite is? intestinal worms, ticks. fleas etc etc - ANC!!! they use hosts to survive - on their own they cant. yes ANC!

      sharmay.thuynsma - 2012-12-16 10:34

      It would explain why we always get calls at our offices from the ANC wanting donations. Its so we can feed their fat asses... Pfft.

  • diran.pillay - 2012-12-15 23:28

    500k a table lol,thats African politics for you.

      kortbroek.duplessis - 2012-12-16 03:27

      I would rather have my cheese stuffed chicken and JC le roux at home, followed by a trip to the circus, much more fun at a fraction of the price

      Diran - 2012-12-16 11:17

      Most definately - 2012-12-16 13:48

      that's how many homes??

  • dericslab - 2012-12-15 23:30

    More money wasted. Well done ANC...

  • diran.pillay - 2012-12-15 23:30

    For 500k a table they could of given the fat catz better food lol

      kimard - 2012-12-16 09:24

      500k a table can feed thousands even if its only pap and a bit of sauce

  • stephan.bester.14 - 2012-12-15 23:31

    That's the way my obese corrupt anc comrades. F all the poor idiots who are not connected, we only need their votes. Let them suffer while we stuff our fat asses with more food and drinks. We got the money, just another corrupt tender if we run short. So lets party comrades.

  • corbin.alexander - 2012-12-15 23:33

    What's wrong with JC Le Roux???

      chris.summers.3954 - 2012-12-15 23:42

      Its from the Western Cape, and would be supporting Zille, and all them pesky coloureds.

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-16 02:03

      What's wrong with meths brown bread ?

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-12-16 07:46

      Nothing Cause the people are already blind.

  • Partiboy - 2012-12-15 23:35

    And still the masses starve!!! Nice one cANCer, showing it how its done from the front!

  • yolanda.r.haripersad - 2012-12-15 23:41

    "The guests were seated in alternating rows of circular and round tables." What is the difference between circular and round? Is this the best menu they could find? Just goes to show, money can't buy class!

  • daniel.machet - 2012-12-16 00:06

    What... no duck sous vies or profiteroles? What sorta dive are they eating at?

  • rnanny - 2012-12-16 00:16

    i read the article with interest. it states that the price per table is R250 000.00. i have to assume that the tables are 10 seaters. so that makes the meal and evening's entertainment, and probably drinks, R25 000.00 per person. then menu is a three course meal, which would probably cost around R250.00 to R300.00 per person in a normal restaurant. add R150.00 to R200.00 for drinks per person, plus 10% tip for the staff, plus expenses for hiring, flowers and entertainment, maybe another R500.00 per person, a total of R1000.00 per person, or R10 000.00 per table of 10. but R250 000.00? who pockets the profits? just boggles the mind.

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-16 01:55

      Who cares long as these gluttons gorge themselves...oh yes, remember the cretin that said they'll look at the overdraft afterwards....

      colin.dovey - 2012-12-16 09:04

      The University was complaining this morning that their R14 million bill had not yet been paid!

      shooshyu.tu - 2012-12-16 22:54

      Just like their 100 yr celebrations - also not fully paid yet.

      lawrence.brown.5243817 - 2012-12-17 17:11

      And, if the ANC can raise this amount of money at a single dinner (for their single dinner and event), just think how much they could raise in a year for the millions of starving and impoverished voters....not to mention the "dinner for tenders" being swapped under the tables.

  • rouen.heiberg - 2012-12-16 00:52

    On one side they cry about bridiging the poverty gap and redistribution of wealth to the masses.......but this seems like textbook capitalism at its best. Some animals are more equal than others it seems.

      Knersus - 2012-12-16 00:58

      The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.

      Jared Matthews - 2012-12-16 01:03

      @rouen - they ARE bridging the gap....not by enriching the lives of the poor, but by butt-f*cking the entire country so that we are ALL poor, and the select fatcats get fatter. i hate this country at it's present state

      Erna - 2012-12-16 01:58

      Is'nt it funny how western food and champagne is now acceptable?

      stella.hlophe - 2012-12-16 09:58

      Was it ever unacceptable? Where? When? Why? By whom?

      shooshyu.tu - 2012-12-16 22:56

      there is HOPE for you somewhere out there STELLA in a far off la-la land.

  • Knersus - 2012-12-16 00:54

    "Guests were treated to a three course meal, starting with a chicken and KFC terrine with chicken flavoured shortbread. The main course entailed chicken and cheddar stuffed cheddar and chicken roll with chicken veloute, seared colonel's special recipe herb crusted chicken fillet with burnt onion sauce, savoury poultry rice, aniseed and rosemary scented potatoes, pumpkin roulade and roasted vegetables. Guests would finish off their meal with chicken and yogurt mousse." FTFY

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-16 01:48 long as there's shikin...

  • dbo.kacebisa - 2012-12-16 00:56

    If moet, absa and the like are prepared to sponsor the anc do so be it. What bothers me though is that these big companies are ripping us off via bank charges and/or substandard service, refuse to give their employees decent wages yet so eager to appease the powers that be. Let the fatcats enjoy it whilst it lasted. We need to boycott these sponsors and those who supported DA too

      Brian Dorning - 2012-12-16 01:25

      where did you come up with DA?

      Sarel Brits - 2012-12-16 04:07

      Agreed, Be late with a payment on your house because you have to pay school fee's this month and some snotty little clark will remind you that they own your ass.

      rita.phillipson.1 - 2012-12-16 06:54

      Sure, boycott the sponsors but what does the DA have to do with this mess. DA had a much cheaper, efficient and clean conference.

      byron.matthews.562 - 2012-12-16 11:25

      Show me where to sign up. I'm with you on the boycott all political parties' sponsors campaign. Only it means giving up certain media as well, including this site.

  • marc.vaneldonk - 2012-12-16 01:06

    I would understand it completely, when you have a foreign head of state coming to your country, and you organize a banquet in the honor of. But why does this have to be like this, when every South African attending this banquet knows, he has to sell the ANC ideals to its fellow South Africans, where there is plenty of people that have nothing at all. Shamefull.

  • raulcharliebravo - 2012-12-16 01:28

    A bunch of "voting cattle"! In the old days the herds were giving green pastures in these modern days- Moet Chandon to ensure that the "choosen leaders" get the vote

  • nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-16 01:43

    What ??? No Mpala-Mpala ?.....EISH....

  • terence.wessels - 2012-12-16 01:44

    Eish. You know what? I think we should keep voting ANC Beauty. Why Lizzy? Well because soon, we will all drink champagne like our leaders! Dream on ppl. Its not for you. Just go vote like you always do.

  • helen.watermelon.16 - 2012-12-16 01:51

    sitting there with 3 wives, what a chop s

  • - 2012-12-16 01:53

    ek is 'n restauranteer!! die 3 gang maal behoort nie meer as R 150.00 per persoon te kos nie!! Hoender is

  • thuso.salomane - 2012-12-16 01:56

    its easy to blame the anc,yet the poor who dis affects form the majority of people who vote for dis party,it makes me sick tinkin bwt it

  • Erna - 2012-12-16 02:05

    In a country as poor as SA this is obscene behaviour on the part of the ruling party. This money could have been used for much needed support of needy communities.

  • sally.lewitt - 2012-12-16 02:19

    I wonder how many ordinary SAns went to bed hungry and thirsty last night while the 'chosen' stuffed their already over stuffed stomachs.. Shame On You lot... Eish!

  • Phindile Manganyi - 2012-12-16 02:25

    am sure pap & all african food,would have been better served & enjoyed,Juju definitely groomed by the ANC,cos the party surely has expensive taste & love the finer things

  • beerjaco - 2012-12-16 02:27

    R500 000....Come to UK, you can get n bottle for £3...,,, It cost R40 000 for a family home in a (plakkers kamp) with R500 000 jou could of help 12 families and still have R20 000 to piss against a wall where a broke person have to clean your piss in a morning when you still a sleep!!! (If you earn R50 000 a year you think, I am broke rich poeople must help poor people,,,if you earn R500 000 a year you think you work for it an you earn it... (It means, if you poor you will strugle and if you rich, you have to look after your family doesnt matter what!!!!!!!!!!!) Good luck every body is for himself!!!

      Fundile Lallo - 2012-12-16 03:32

      R500.000 PER TABLE!! NOT BOTLE .

  • jaymz.hurly - 2012-12-16 03:00

    I can almost bet the chief of police has made sure breatherlizers have all but vanished in the free state and will magically reappear in the morning. Would be interested to know how many delegates or comrades (as used by most communists governments) will be driving under the influence of alcohol

      Charles Frederik Robberts - 2012-12-16 04:54

      Good point!

      charmaine.paterson1 - 2012-12-16 05:23

      The elite have drivers. Nothing so common as driving anywhere, especially after stuffing themselves at a gala dinner. The drivers are only workers and do not partake of this ostentatious celebration.

  • Maselw - 2012-12-16 04:05

    It saddens me to see other people's faults to. Be bigger than theirs. Remember the old government left the poor without food also, who cared. No one especiallythe whites. Of which most of them are making comments here. I do not think you care, but you want to think that you do. However, on the other hand I do not agree with This Greed. I use to love ANC but not anymore, because it is not same ANC of the Mandelas, the OR Tambos, and the likes. I do not believe ANC will rule from 2014 nor either DA. Watch this space!!

      Michael Kleber - 2012-12-16 05:57

      that is why the national govt was thrown out , we want a better govt than the old nats ,

      syphor.zit - 2012-12-16 06:36

      But remember that when the last NP president gave blacks the chance you called him a coward

      rita.phillipson.1 - 2012-12-16 06:57

      We don't want apartheid back but if one govt is bad and gets kicked out is it logical that the next govt must also be lousy to the poor? and that makes it OK?

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-12-16 11:28

      Maselw. When you say the whites didn't care under the old government you are generalizing. When you say most of them are commenting here you are talking nonsense. When you say we do no care, but we want to think we are, you are talking complete bunk. In other words you don't know a single white.

  • - 2012-12-16 04:05

    Why can the educated black people not see what is happening? We are being raided by the current ANC leadership and the still reckon it is right. We all are going to suffer. I am also surprised the the past ANC leadership (Cyril Ramaphosa, Tokyo" Sexwale and even Nelso Mandela) does not say something about these behaviors and the waste!!!!!

      syphor.zit - 2012-12-16 06:22

      Thats his money for the buffalo

      stella.hlophe - 2012-12-16 09:50

      Because an educated black man will ALWAYS be labelled as an AA beneficiary or has fake degrees or KFC Muncher. No winning!

      shooshyu.tu - 2012-12-16 23:01

      @stella.NOhlophe It was your AintSee that asked for it, you got it so now you live with the consequences. Same rationale as "all whites are racists"

  • Sarel Brits - 2012-12-16 04:11

    All Animals are Equal but some animals where more Equal than others.

      jaco.vanniekerk.14 - 2012-12-16 04:48

      Four legs good, two legs better...

      chantal.bennett.121 - 2012-12-16 15:49

      Can you imagine this lot drinking Moet champagne out of a jam tin?

  • arthur.mabentsela - 2012-12-16 04:28

    Ii do not appreciate my tax costing 50 cent extra cause of such things

      matthew.patrick.925 - 2012-12-16 08:58

      No one does, and they're not even supporting local sparkling wines!

  • Slindile Mamello Ngidi - 2012-12-16 04:36

    if the was the PBF gala dinner then it wasn't tax payer's money but PBF's. this forum is the business wing of the ANC and they raise funds for themselves. i know this cos I've worked for them

  • nico.eksteen.7 - 2012-12-16 04:57

    LOL, cheap chicken as the main course. Could have ordered a few family meals from KFC and participated in the Ad Hope campaign for all the hungry kids.

  • ann.donnelly.22 - 2012-12-16 05:22

    "The guests were seated in alternating rows of circular and round tables." Is there a difference between a "circular" table and a "round" table??

      mzwandile.dlamanzi - 2012-12-16 05:27

      Yes circular does not necissarily means the object is round. Circular reffers to curving and round refers to equal radius to two halves of the circle.

      nico.eksteen.7 - 2012-12-16 05:34

      Those at the round tables will be having Kentucky Rounders whilst those at the circular tables will be eating Kentucky Twisters.

      audrey.gono.3 - 2012-12-16 05:59

      did you do english at school?

      matthew.patrick.925 - 2012-12-16 09:04

      I'm guessing the 'round' tables are where the alcoholic's sit and order their rounds and the circular tables are for those who will continuously circulate between the food queue and their table?

  • audrey.gono.3 - 2012-12-16 05:33

    what's f*kin wrong with u pple everybody knows its not taxpayers money it was sponsored so think b4 you say your sh*t

      Erna - 2012-12-16 05:54

      It's still in bad taste. And the people that are 'sponsoring' this, ie banks, cell phone companies, are using our money. Our bank and cell phone charges are of the highest in the world - now you know why - so that they can 'sponsor' events like this!

      nicky.saaiman.1 - 2012-12-16 06:10

      By who and what money tenders fraud drugs

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-12-16 11:32

      Audrey.gono.3 We can do without a display of your lack of manners.

  • mzwandile.dlamanzi - 2012-12-16 05:55

    I can see lots of you guys are struggling to find the diff btn round and circular. Round means you turn the compass 360 to get the shape while curving will be on different angles before its complete, a soccer ball is round and a rugby ball is circular, got it?

      allan.rosenberg.752 - 2012-12-16 06:34

      Sorry mzw. I think the word you are looking for is eliptical if you are referring to a rugby ball

      mzwandile.dlamanzi - 2012-12-16 06:50

      Some wont understand, i wanted to refer to an elipse. But what about those who never did shapes at school?

      nico.eksteen.7 - 2012-12-16 07:41

      Hy het die klok hoor lui maar hy weet nie waar die bel hang nie.

  • lynne.barker.7 - 2012-12-16 06:01

    Spending money like water again - and so many people don't even have water ..... that's the ANC for you ....... stop supporting them!

  • yndmdluli - 2012-12-16 06:07

    How come no one is talking about the companies cosying up to the ANC who cotribbute to this vicious cycle? Absa,Multi choice, Standard Bank are all companies that are thriving on apartheid funds. Come on white people!!! Think before you comment, clearly this event was sonsored and commercialised in cahoots with the very companies that you proudly work for. Plus you shouldnt even be complaining because your black collegues in these companies get paid a fraction of what you get every month. All you do is whine whine whine, while you sitting at home enjoying some good wine. Arm chair critics to the core...lolest

      Antipoaching - 2012-12-16 06:42

      actually my black colleagues Get paid at the same rate as I do and those on a higher payscale get more than me.. My objection to this sponsored dinner is 2-fold; the seeking favour wth govt and this money would be better spent in the CSI programmes of these companies. For the cost of sitting at Zuma's table we could have an endowed bursary which would give hundreds of kids a shot at getting a quality tertiary education...

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-12-16 07:48

      AP but then they would be educated and the ANC would be toast..

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-12-16 11:35

      Yndmdluli. Since you don't know on what I am sitting and what I am drinking take your generalizing and your racism elsewhere.

  • gary.doyle.520 - 2012-12-16 06:19

    We'll soon hear of some sports going down in Bloem and it won't be the Cheetahs. Even though Jz told his misfits to be on their best behaviour because the media and world are watching, the freeloaders always go back to their natural ways.

      allan.rosenberg.752 - 2012-12-16 06:28

      That's like telling your kids to eat with their mouths closed.

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-12-16 07:49

      But thats why the table cloths reach to the ground..

  • barry.pointeer - 2012-12-16 06:22

    should have given them kfc

      syphor.zit - 2012-12-16 06:25

      Why if there is sponsored money for something better

  • Gorden Norman - 2012-12-16 06:22

    About R40 000 per head. That's how many cows

      Antipoaching - 2012-12-16 06:30

      about 2 very average ones and less than a good bull BUT bloody expensive for a meal taken in company with thieves and robbers!

  • peter.fisher.54966 - 2012-12-16 06:28

    Look at the sponsors!No wonder the banks give Zuma 'loans'.As a Standard Bank shareholder I am disgusted!

  • marius.vanrooyen.37 - 2012-12-16 06:39

    So why no " Sponsors" at any American Election Rally? I guess this is "The African Way" huh? Today we "sponsor" tomorrow we get a fat contract but hey, who is counting? I can kick myself for also "Sponsoring" the services of my small business. But then again I was brought up by perants