FNB was reluctant to deal with issues such as poverty, unemployment and access to credit for the poor and this made the bank's recent attempt to mobilise public opinion on crime hypocritical, the SACP said yesterday.
The SACP was reacting to FNB's decision to pull the plug on its R20million anti-crime campaign.
"The FNB-led political campaign to mobilise public opinion against the government has been stalled, at least temporarily, at the eleventh hour. However, the story has exposed many things," the SACP said.
FNB had been reluctant to deal with problems of poverty, joblessness and the lack of access to banking and credit facilities facing millions of South Africans.
Social resolutions taken by the bank at the Financial Sector Summit in 2005 remained largely unfulfilled, the party said. - Sapa