Western Cape ANC 'missing' funds

2012-06-16 22:12

Johannesburg - Funds being raised for the Western Cape ANC are not making it to the party's coffers, the Sunday Times reported.

African National Congress provincial treasurer Fezile Calana said at a general council meeting last weekend that the loss of funds would severely impact the cash-strapped branch.

"You [members] have been raising money on behalf of the ANC, taking cash, [but] it never comes to the party. This includes our leagues," he said during his financial report.

"This is a dangerous tendency that we consciously must stop, as it reflects [badly] on the organisation, whether it is done by an official or an ordinary member."

He said it was difficult to raise funds for the branch, as businesses in the Democratic Alliance led province were shunning the party.

"Normal fundraising has proven to be very difficult in the province because the business community does not see any value in being associated with the ANC or donating to the ANC."

The branch, which is reportedly in debt, also owes nearly R2m to the Cape Town International Convention Centre for hosting its elective conference last February.

The sheriff of the court attached furniture in the provincial office last week as part of a order obtained by the convention centre.

  • Sekwati - 2012-06-16 22:20

    yeah as always...blame someone ancyl...

      Boer - 2012-06-17 03:17

      And then they say they want the Western Cape back ?????????????????MMMMMMMMMM.

      Dee - 2012-06-17 05:40

      they are only implementing policy. Steal anything you can. F*#ked up party

      Squeegee - 2012-06-17 08:14

      Ironic. "If you continue to steal there will be nothing left for us the leaders to steal."

      Juan - 2012-06-17 08:17

      @Dee it's called economic freedom, not stealing :b

      fussed.anderson - 2012-06-17 08:33

      Now we know why the anc want all election campains to be paid for by the state. They cant collect from fundraisers because it gets stolen by there own people, and there own funds are running low and no one wants to give them money anymore. They blame the DA for this

      Denise - 2012-06-17 10:26

      I wonder if they realise how they sell their dreams to their leaders for corruption, misery, poverty, unemployment, underdevelopment and all other social evils affecting them. How long are they going to let their manipulated minds mislead them?

      atholl.hay - 2012-06-18 10:07

      Stealing tendencies ....

  • ianon.ym - 2012-06-16 22:25

    Whats wrong - Gravy train running out of steam? Ag shame ...

      Alf - 2012-06-17 19:56

      Just make sure it has enough steam to make it to the scrap yard!

  • warren.vanwyk.3 - 2012-06-16 22:27

    Now there's a surprise... NHAT!!!

  • gee.raaf - 2012-06-16 22:28

    Why does this not surprise me?

  • sizwe.bwana - 2012-06-16 22:29

    The right word is stolen, missing means they just got put in the wrong place and you probably will get them back, truth is they have been spent on ANC highlife style. Sorry for you!!!

  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-06-16 22:31

    lol hey didn't you lot recently claim you're going to win back Western Cape? Ha! People refuse to deal with you. Your thieving tendencies has tarnished your reputation and the honourable causes your past members stood for. Now you have been reduced to this. When people see your name, they see all types of corruption.

  • Bzeng - 2012-06-16 22:34

    mismanagement of funds but wana take over W.C. Ok only deaf ears wil vote for ANC in W.C otherwis I see no future for ANC.

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  • msaka.lekhosi - 2012-06-16 22:49

    Lol the ruling party is getting bankrupt! Owing nearly R2-m to the Cape Town International Conversion Centre.

      Denise - 2012-06-17 10:47

      We all know the ANC is never going to turn over a new forest... with Zuma in the presidential office, corruption in SA has been officially sanctioned at the very highest level. After all, if he can get away with it, why shouldn't every policeman, soldier, teacher and civil servant try the same thing? And they will, too, many of them already have & still are.

      Ray - 2012-06-17 11:15

      msaka-it is a pity it isn't the "conversion" centre as they may see the light.Only joking,not criticising!!

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-06-16 22:54

    Fundsman !! Los !!!

  • orrinf8 - 2012-06-16 23:12

    are these not the same FOOLS that were calling for malema's return?? what a corrupt bunch of IDIOTS, shame on you, thieving b@st@rds!!!!

  • orrinf8 - 2012-06-16 23:13

    are these not the same FOOLS that were calling for malema's return?? what a corrupt bunch of IDIOTS, shame on you, thieving b@st@rds!!!!

  • Craig - 2012-06-16 23:29

    what business would make contributions to a bunch of thieves. We know better than that in Cape Town.

  • lynn.syme.1 - 2012-06-16 23:30

    ROFLMAO - Three cheers!

  • chiepner - 2012-06-16 23:40

    one word - CORRUTION

      colin.dovey - 2012-06-17 09:21


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  • braamc - 2012-06-17 00:12

    Funds probably been stolen like the rest in government. No surprise here

  • David - 2012-06-17 00:19

    And the same old s**t sill makes news.

  • peter.mansfield.395 - 2012-06-17 00:23

    I am shocked. I thought the thieving over. No?

      raymond.abrahamse - 2012-06-17 07:59

      NOTHING should be a shock to you anymore.Accept stealing as a South African culture.It is the Hallmark of the African National Circus.I don't have to tell you who is the biggest clown.

      Denise - 2012-06-17 11:09

      This resident clown deserves a prime-time spot in the Boswell Wilkie Circus. Pointing out the idiotic humorous mistakes and blunderings done every day by the best of the crop (ANC Boswell Wilkie Circus main act) serves as nothing more than amusement. They say you cannot teach an old dog new tricks, but in South Africa, you cannot teach a stupid dog ANY tricks…

  • michael.i.wright - 2012-06-17 00:27

    "Normal fundraising has proven to be very difficult in the province because the business community does not see any value in being associated with the ANC or donating to the ANC." Now there's a shocker.

      Glyn - 2012-06-17 10:35

      Other provinces are watching the Western Cape. They will stop donating to the thieves as they will see no value in it. The end is nigh for the anc!

  • KCorsar - 2012-06-17 00:29

    ANC raises funds from where in Western Cape, if its not business then it must be the 'poor man in the street'. So now the theft has reached down to the very people that keep them in power. Just when will their supporters actually wake up to the fact that there are very few 'civil' servants in the ANC - most simply see it as a 'career' with 'get rich quick benefits'. Shameless........................

      Denise - 2012-06-17 11:02

      If the ANC wants to keep saying ‘F*ck you’ to the poor, there are cheaper ways of doing it. Or if they really want to insult South Africa’s 20-million citizens living in abject poverty, why not just keep promising a better life in return for their votes and then don’t… oh, wait, they’re already doing that.

  • Fanie - 2012-06-17 00:47

    now why would this be newsworthy - the members have an excellent example from government - steal all you can

  • Lacrimose - 2012-06-17 01:17

    Amazing what ANC HQ deems to be a "dangerous tendency" these days. No doubt the collectors are paying themselves first before it vanishes. Or perhaps some of it is being 'redeployed' to inspire people to make holes in the N2

  • johann.vanryneveld - 2012-06-17 03:43

    Their mafia tactics are not working because they are no longer in control of the Western Cape and can not get anymore protection mony from business in the WP.

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-06-17 04:22

    Now we know why Phosa wants tax payers to fund elections under the guise of democracy!! The ANC is stealing their own funds and then Matt wants the tax payer to carry the cost!! F*CK YOU Phosa!!

  • kaz.hse.7 - 2012-06-17 04:22

    So again, public funds are mismanaged and there's no auditors report on it? Should any other section 21 company, or political party have this, they would be audited so quick their heads would spin. Suppose the ANC's special and therefore not subject to the same scrutiny.

  • paul.duplessis - 2012-06-17 05:38

    Sounds like the ANC we've come to know.

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-06-17 05:58

    This does not come as a shock at all the ANC need work on their challenges of which they are failing on that. We all have no answers but there should be a solution to corruption.

  • Blip - 2012-06-17 06:47

    Lots of "tendencies" in the ANC -- most of them involve taking money.

  • Danie - 2012-06-17 07:25

    If they steal their own political party's money, what will they do to the taxpayers if they get their own dirty little palms on it, like Fransman is planning?

  • chris.steyn1 - 2012-06-17 07:30

    whats new.. ANC members taking funds allocated for somewhere else, for themselves...

      DawiEsther - 2012-06-17 11:19

      Not all members remember Mandela is also an ANC member.

  • raymond.abrahamse - 2012-06-17 07:51

    This is normal every day news in this crime infested country.If funds are not missing then things are not functioning normal.Stealing is a South African culture and a way of life.

  • lownabester - 2012-06-17 07:57

    They will steal anything. Well lucky the Western Cape will stay DA,

  • peter.t.solomon - 2012-06-17 07:58

    They can no longer steal from the Western Cape government. So now they steal from their own coffers.

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  • Terry Wiegand - 2012-06-17 08:24

    "Normal fundraising has proven to be very difficult in the province because the business community does not see any value in being associated with the ANC or donating to the ANC." OR THEY KNOW THAT the funds will be stolen, just like before. The attitude is, steal from the poor to make ME rich because the business people are too cleava(sic). Shame on you ANC.

  • judith.p.miller.7 - 2012-06-17 08:25

    First: ANC bankrupt, Second: South Africa bankrupt

  • bruce.boome - 2012-06-17 08:48

    Economic freedom does NOT mean freedom to steal.

  • Andrew - 2012-06-17 08:54

    Now they are even stealing from themselves. Says a lot about the ANC morality!!!!

  • pws69 - 2012-06-17 09:00

    The first time these clowns can't pay their bills in WC is when they no longer have access to taxpayers money i.e. their snouts have been yanked out of the taxpayer trough. Mmm, 2+2=????

      Jacqui - 2012-06-17 14:00

      pws69, they are quiet because they can't argue with the truth.

  • pws69 - 2012-06-17 09:03

    Why are the ANC sycophants always so quiet on stories like this? (yes, I know, it sounds like a rhetorical question, but I actually really am keen to know. Do they just accept this as normal ANC practice, so not worthy of comment?)

  • Andre - 2012-06-17 09:42

    What's new?? The ANC is designed to screw-up everything they touch and then dish out grants from those hard working tax payers to keep the vote!

  • Boysie Radebe - 2012-06-17 10:03

    poor comments in fact foolish comments

      Nicolaas - 2012-06-17 10:30

      no, you are the fool Boytjie!!! Why do you not donate your month salary to the ALL NATIONAL CRIMINAL PARTY so that they can enjoy lunch at classy restaurant, KFC at tea time and NANDO'S at supper!!!!!

      Jacqui - 2012-06-17 14:01

      Boysie, they took your money too?.

      neville.lollan.75 - 2012-06-20 08:57

      Boysie I am not sure how to pronounce your name but since you have venture this lame excuse as an ANC member I would like to engage you on the subject matter which I am sure will have no consequence to you and will be a wasted and futile excercise but be that as it may i would like o point out that a leading member of the Western Cape ANC stated the following :- "Normal fundraising has proven to be very difficult in the province because the business community does not see any value in being associated with the ANC or donating to the ANC." What he forgot to mention was that all level headed people did not see any value add by donating their hard earned money to a wasted party and government. Is this the remark that you refer to as foolish because it is indeed so coming from one of your socalled leaders or is stealers. You are studying at a technicon in KZN a place of higher learning start behaving like an academic

  • Deon Du Plessis - 2012-06-17 10:22

    And yet, nothing is done about it. This just boggles the mind.

  • Lekgwakgwa - 2013-01-28 22:55

    yes this going to happen with other provinces because everyone look himself and is the end of the ANC in Westen Cape as DA rule cape the dont have chance for corruption.

  • williamjoseph.roberts - 2013-01-29 05:58

    Its called BBBEE.

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