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By unknown | Apr 16, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Frank Maponya

Frank Maponya

A Limpopo entrepreneur is spitting fire after the ANC Women's League in the province allegedly failed to pay her R7000 for catering services.

Daisy Ndlovu of Seshego claims she provided catering for 200 ANCWL members at R50 a head at a function in Polokwane on March 22. She said she used her money to buy stock and had been promised payment shortly afterwards.

Ndlovu said that no one in ANCWL now wants to take responsibility for the payment.

"I received a call from two people known to me to provide catering during their event. When I demanded to be paid, they referred me to other ANCWL leaders," said Ndlovu yesterday.

"To my surprise one of the officials withdrew R2000 and gave it to me as payment for the catering. The official told me that the R2000 would be for the stock and for my services. This is too little because I also used my money," she said.

Ndlovu said when she went to seek payment she was told that the R2000 she was given covered all costs.

"I went to the provincial ANC office to take the matter up with the powers that be but was told to present my case in writing, which I subsequently did," said Ndlovu.

She said after two days she was called and told that the R2000 was all she would be paid.

"Is this the women empowerment the ANC has been talking about?

"How do they expect us to flourish under this kind of treatment?" she asked angrily.

Dipuo Letsatsi, the ANC provincial treasurer, yesterday advised Ndlovu to come to her offices so she could "look into the matter and take it up with those involved".

But Ndlovu is not prepared to budge. "All I need is my money, not meetings which do not come up with positive results," she said.

Letsatsi said she would take it upon herself to urgently follow up the matter.


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