It seems the ANC’s cashflow problems know no end and its employees are once again displeased as the party did not pay them their April salaries.
In a letter to staff and dated 30 April – ANC general manager Febe Potgieter-Gqubule said they would not get their salaries on time and that their financial woes could likely continue for the next six months.
“We regret to inform you that salaries will again be paid late this month, for reasons explained in previous communications, as well as at the general staff meetings held over the last few weeks,” Potgieter-Gqubule wrote in the letter.
ANC employees bear the brunt of its financial troubles
Febe Potgieter-Gqubule has urged banks and creditors to bear with ANC staff, as in light of the development, many of them would not be able to make some of their financial commitments on time.
“We appeal to the financial institutions and other creditors of our staff to take note that late payments by no means are the fault of the individual staff, and therefore not to penalise them for this unfortunate situation”
ANC general manager Febe Potgieter-Gqubule
“Once again, our sincerest apologies for the hardship that this causes our staff members and their families,” she said.
This isn’t the first time the ruling party has been unable to pay staff and meet its financial responsibilities.
In June 2020, Potgieter-Gqubule, similarly in another letter, informed employees they would only be able to receive their salaries after a week. At the time, the ANC blamed the cash shortage on the COVID-19 lockdown.
“We regret to inform you that the June salaries will be delayed further than anticipated, and will only be paid by the latest Monday 6 July. We kindly request you make the necessary arrangements with banks and other creditors. Our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience this will cause,” she said at the time.