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Civil servants asked to help fund ANC: Report

By Sapa | Aug 11, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 85 ]

The African National Congress has asked senior civil servants to help fund the party, Sunday Times reported.

A letter, seen by the newspaper, asked public servants to agree to have monthly deductions made from their bank accounts.

Several government officials reportedly confirmed they had been asked to keep the ANC afloat.

Directors-general, who were the administrative heads of government departments, were expected to contribute R3700 a month.

Opposition parties expressed outrage saying it was conflating "the state with the ANC".

However, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe was unrepentant about seeking the donations.

"We are raising funds from our members. Do you want the ANC to have no money? If we raise money from companies, you say why is the ANC raising money from companies," Mantashe was quoted as saying.

He said R3700 was nothing to a director-general, who earned close to R2 million a year.

"How much do they earn - what is the issue about R3000?"

According to the report the ANC's move could be in contravention of the public service regulations that civil servants should "serve the public in an unbiased and impartial manner in order to create confidence in the public service".

The fundraising efforts were reportedly part of a common ANC practice. The party has always collected monthly levies from Cabinet ministers, MPs, premiers and other public representatives who were elected to positions on its ticket.


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The ANC has finally stepped over the line ......... it doesn't give a damn that their should be a line between the state and the party. It is now truly behaving like a one party state that behaves like a mafia organisation demanding contributions/protection money. Mantashe is such a blatant liar. It is clear that a civil servant who doesn't pay will fear that he or she will lose their job.

Aug 11, 2014 7:42 | 0 replies


True and established democracies work because the political parties can change but the employees of the civil service stays the same - no cadre deployment. The civil service must be independent from the political party.

Aug 11, 2014 7:45 | 0 replies


Hei wena Gwede no more deductions from my paycheck. Enough is enough

Aug 11, 2014 7:51 | 0 replies


THis is completely unacceptable practice!!!

Aug 11, 2014 7:59 | 1 replies


In what sense , we are talking about DGs/CEOs etc who are loyal members of the ANC and who advance to senior level as results of ANC , we know them , he have been with them in tertiarys, they are there in the ANC conferences etc we don’t talk about people we don’t know , take for instance Menzi Simalene, Robert McBride,SANDF Secretary, BMF MDs etc is there anything new unless you are blind

Aug 11, 2014 8:8 | 1 replies


State and the executive MUST remain separate.!!! This is one sure way of establishing who supports the ANC or not and is therefore a means by which prejudice can occur. IT IS WRONG!!! SIMPLE.

Aug 11, 2014 8:10 | 1 replies


Get the point clearly what we are saying not from the state budget , membership fee is from your pocket money , those people are paid more salries if my membership is R500 pm what is it that must stop them paying R2500 up

Aug 11, 2014 8:22 | 1 replies


Dandan - Plenty evidence of ANC stealing money from state budget to enrich the ANC. I do not know why struggling civil servants should donate money to the ANC.

Aug 11, 2014 8:29 | 1 replies


we are nt forcing anyone we are referring our members here they know themselves nt any mamparas, those who have stole state funds must face the music like Brian Hlongwa

Aug 11, 2014 8:35 | 1 replies


And those who pay protection money can carry on stealing as their "business" will flourish. basically the most willing payer will get the top job. How much is ZUPTAS daughet coughing up. You and yours are a stoneage morons with no clue how to manage anything to last longer than your mud hut and your clay beer pot.

Aug 11, 2014 11:13 | 0 replies


Several government officials reportedly confirmed they had been asked to keep the ANC afloat xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx They must ask Donation from Khulubuse zuma , Duduzane zuma , Sbu Mpisane , Ramaphosa , Motsepe not from the Public

Aug 11, 2014 8:0 | 0 replies


Hehehehe, shame. The ANC is in dire financial straights. Its even asking civil servants for donations now.

Aug 11, 2014 8:8 | 1 replies


we have always been in financial trouble nothing new , its good that ANC declare is bankrupt unlike DA cant decalre where they get their funds

Aug 11, 2014 8:11 | 1 replies


Dandan - Oh Mr. "The DA spent R10 billion on consultants". You should know that the DA promised to make full revelations of its donors, if the ANC does the same. The ANC must REALLY be in the s**t if its demanding donations from civil servants.

Aug 11, 2014 8:15 | 1 replies


we are talking about our members who have decided to forget the anc after attaining those high office Im referring here of McBride, Menzi Simelane and others , do you get the point

Aug 11, 2014 8:24 | 2 replies


Dandan - Its not the top dawgs who are asked to donate here, its your average man on the street who works for the government. Read the article next time.

Aug 11, 2014 8:27 | 1 replies


Zizi Kodwa was on SAFM clarifying the point just now , who doesnt know media writes what they want

Aug 11, 2014 8:30 | 1 replies


Dandan - Yes, yes. Its normal for the ANC to say one thing, and then have zizi and maharaj 'clarify' what they actually meant.

Aug 11, 2014 11:7 | 0 replies


But the point is DANDAN you leech. You agreed that the original reported version of this practice was quite acceptable to you and you DEFENDED it you frukin thieving scumbag. Even though its obvious that such filthy conduct would make even a hyena like Kodwa choke on his carrion a la mode.

Aug 11, 2014 11:17 | 0 replies


And we all know what will happen to the civil servant who don't agree to pay this bribe, I mean "donation".

Aug 11, 2014 8:15 | 3 replies


we are nt talking to any dog here we are refrring to our members eg McBrides and others nt any forkon mamparas like yourself

Aug 11, 2014 8:26 | 1 replies


Dandan - Its not the top dawgs who are asked to donate here, its your average man on the street who works for the government. Read the article next time.

Aug 11, 2014 8:28 | 0 replies


voetsek keep your peanuts

Aug 11, 2014 8:28 | 2 replies


DanDan I think your choice of avatar says it all.

Aug 11, 2014 8:31 | 0 replies


dan dan do you also want to be a billionaire in a money suit. Scuse me make that a MaNKEY suit

Aug 11, 2014 11:19 | 1 replies


Uncalled for Bokkie, play the man. ton of of bricks from me, hey???

Aug 11, 2014 9:53 | 0 replies


Exactly, and this is what dan the moron doesn't seem to grasp.

Aug 11, 2014 8:37 | 0 replies


Dandan, this is totally unacceptable and cannot be allowed in a democracy. You cannot use state resources IN ANY manner for party political purposes. A person who wants to contribute to the ANC must be left to do so completely voluntarily. They can sign a debit order at the bank. This "system" is so open for abuse that a 6 year old will know it does not belong in a democracy. A civil servat who refuses to cooperate will know that he / she is in trouble with the ANC, and that it will influence his/her position, close advancement opportunities, etc. If you don't get it, you don't understand democracy.

Aug 11, 2014 10:35 | 1 replies


Blutty fool how many times must I explain to you , read all my blogs above stop creating your own tjunk , as I said Zizi was on SAFM in the early hrs , you know the story well trying to be silly


You are nt sitting in the ANC committees we are the people first raised this matter I know what Im talking about something raised by us as members so for all Executives aligned to ANC to help us with funds from their bonuses, salaries, we have CEOs making R20m pa they must help us from their bonuses nt from the state funds or corporate funding you fool

I myself I pay R500 pm to the ANC just because Im loyal to the ANC , so you cant tell me the Transnet CEO cant pay 10times what I pay

Aug 11, 2014 10:49 | 3 replies


Dandan - "we have CEOs making R20m pa they must help us from their bonuses nt from the state funds or corporate funding you fool" - Why should they donate to the ANC? The money merely gets stolen. You even divert GOVERNMENT money to the ANC.

Aug 11, 2014 11:8 | 1 replies


Interesting question ask Robert McBride why he must donate to the anc

Aug 11, 2014 11:21 | 1 replies


Becuase they kept his sociopathic "murdering" rass out of jail to be used against ZANC enemies .

Aug 11, 2014 11:29 | 0 replies


I have read your other posts and they have confirmed to me that you have no clue whatsoever about the meaning of democracy and the divide between party and state. It is a pity Pallo Jordan is in hiding, he would explain it to you. I understand now that the problem with the ANC is maybe simply a lack of knowledge more than anything else.

Aug 11, 2014 12:59 | 0 replies


Danda-Head- When are you paying our money back??

Aug 11, 2014 9:55 | 0 replies


I am not a member of the ANC but I have been voting for the ANC since I first started voting up until the recent elections. There is something that perhaps the ANC fail to understand I guess they need academics on that department. The ANC thinks that if you are not a member you don't deserve some of the executive posts that are advertised within Government departments. There are many people who are struggling to get good positions because ANC looks into their Database and check if you are a member or not and if you are not a member you are definitely not going to get that position on basis that you are not a member. This is rather said because like a wise man said ANC will be destroyed by the ANC. People like me who lost interest because of their foolish strategies will never vote for the ANC again because of these reasons mentioned above and I will never became a member of any political party mainly because I am not a politician but I will always vote for change and logic. I guess what we need to ask our selves now is this if all these people mentioned on this article are expected to pay a certain amount of donation, are they worthy of those positions mentioned or are they being put strategically to push ANC agenda's and irregularities that we read about everyday in the news papers?

Aug 11, 2014 10:53 | 1 replies


BMF is aligned to ANC of which their members are highly educated with huge experience than yourself whenever they apply for a senior posts they know each other unlike you not known thats the benefit of being an anc member your are surrounded by big fishes , thats why we say

"its warm inside the anc cold outseide anc"

Aug 11, 2014 11:33 | 2 replies


Its warm in ZUPTAS bunghole but it smells better outside

Aug 11, 2014 11:38 | 1 replies


Ask Malema how is he coping outside anc , while we are busy pressing every buttons ,LMAO

Aug 11, 2014 11:48 | 0 replies


Dandan, you are one of the ar...lickers in the ANC who's only preservation is to just doing that.

Aug 11, 2014 4:35 | 0 replies


I run my company and I also run the production of a big company, think I can run a Government Dept, think I can be DG, if they can give me a DG post I can give ANC R4000,00.

Aug 11, 2014 10:53 | 1 replies


you must be a member , have qualifications, experience, Masters degree and be suitable for the post

Aug 11, 2014 11:20 | 1 replies


Like Hlaudi and Pallo Jordan and Ellen Thsabalala

Aug 11, 2014 11:29 | 1 replies


Dandan - "you must be a member , have qualifications, experience, Masters degree and be suitable for the post" - We are yet to see these education, qualified and experienced cadres.

Aug 11, 2014 11:42 | 2 replies


that's easy.

Aug 11, 2014 12:0 | 0 replies


Did you read the profiles of these young men/women appointed as Dep Ministers recently visit them you will eat humble pie and BMF members too , dont tell me about crooks who are exposed by ANC itself

Aug 11, 2014 12:3 | 0 replies


Fact is these people are put there to serve the ANC’s interests rather than to serve the nation. Let’s take the position of National Police Commissioner for example, whilst many don’t realise this but this position is the equivalent of a Director General position, in the past we’ve had Bheki Cele, Jackie Selibe and now Riah Phiyega occupying the position. Is anyone here deluded enough to think these individuals are not aligned to the ANC so why is it a problem when they are asked to pay a portion to a party that gave them that position?

Let’s keep in mind that DG’s are appointed by President who happens to be Jacob Zuma but herein lies the problem and this is where we should be concerned. Does this mean then that in future the DG positions will be reserved for ANC loyalists since these positions will be reserved for cadres who in turn will pay monthly bribes to keep their positions? Is it moral for the ANC to use public service positions for fund raising and doesn’t this compromise on service delivery especially where the deployed cadre is not sufficiently qualified?

Aug 11, 2014 10:57 | 3 replies


Virtually No deployed cadre is qualified enough to choose between serving the nation and serving the party. in 99% of cases They will ALWAYS serve the party.

Aug 11, 2014 11:32 | 0 replies


spot on there... but the answers to your questions are also very clear. it is very clearly the wrong direction to take

Aug 11, 2014 11:46 | 0 replies


DGs position are clearly reserved for ANC dont you know , reason being they must have a clear mandate of the ANC or strategic direction for the department to take, who do you think it must be, AWB sorry , even in US Democrats have their own people upfront to advance their plans same with DA in the WCape all HoDs are DA affilliated

Aug 11, 2014 3:37 | 0 replies