The ANC has officially stated that their staff won’t be paid as expected on Tuesday, and June salaries will now only be received at some point in July.

ANC salaries won’t be paid in June – but why?

An official communication sent by ANC General Manager Febe Potgieter blamed their money woes on the “national crisis”, referring to the financial implications of COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown.

This is the second time the party has had to notify staff of delayed salary payments after they made a similar statement last week. Members have been advised to contact their banks and other creditors.

When will party members get paid?

However, ANC workers have been told that will receive their June payments within the next six days. Potgieter has guaranteed that wages across the board will be paid out before close of business on Monday 6 July. Tuesday’s statement also denied that these delays were in any way ‘intentional’:

“This is a follow-up communication on a letter that was sent on 23 June, regarding the delay in the payment of [this month’s] salaries… this delay is not intentional, but rather, as a result of the national crisis in the country”

“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.”

Febe Potgieter

It’s not the first time this has happened

Similar cashflow problems were raised towards the end of last year, and some reports claimed that a number of salaries were being funded by Cyril Ramaphosa himself. Despite blaming COVID-19 for this fiscal failure, it could also be argued that a few deeper-lying issues within the ANC have not been addressed properly.

  • You can read the ANC’s full statement here

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Presh JM Reporter

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