ANC members ‘must pay dues’, party says amid strike by staffers
Updated | By Eva Chipa
African National Congress (ANC) staff members have downed tools after
the party once again failed to pay salaries.
African National Congress (ANC) staff members have downed tools after the party once again failed to pay salaries.
It is the second consecutive month the governing party has failed to pay salaries.
Staff began striking on Thursday morning and have vowed to continue until their grievances are met.
ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe told the media on Thursday that resources to remedy the situation must come from within the party.
“The ANC is not going to be able to make resources outside the loyalty of it’s own members. If each and every one of the (over) 1 million people of the ANC, especially those who are employed, could do what we all do in the church, we wouldn’t be here.”
Mabe said the ANC has placed countless people positions of good employment, so they should at least contribute something to assist.
“Because the ANC makes peoples councilors, MEC, ministers, ambassadors and contributes towards making people CEOs of SOES, board members and all of that.
“When people occupy those positions, when people are employed in government and everywhere they too should make that little contribution to the movement through the progressive citizens forum. Doesn’t need to be a lot. It could be R100 or R1000 because if we do it together, we will not be sitting in these challenges.”
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