ANC officials’ competency under scrutiny following Ezulweni fall out

todayDecember 6, 2023 57

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Political Analyst, Susan Booysen, says the ANC’s handling of its legal battle with Ezulwini Investments has brought into question the competency of the governing party’s officials.

Ezulwini is trying to recoup its costs, which the ANC has failed to pay after it supplied election banners for the party’s 2019 election campaign.

On Tuesday, the Sherriff of the Court couldn’t seize the governing party’s assets due to a pending Constitutional Court the governing party has lodged to challenge the Supreme Court of Appeal ruling that’s in favour of the KwaZulu-Natal branding company.

ANC Secretary General, Fikile Mbalula, was found to have been untruthful in producing evidence in a bid to save the party from the R102 million lawsuit, raising questions in some quarters on whether he had not done this deliberately to bring the ANC to its knees.

However, Professor Booysen doubts that’s the case – saying it might all boil down to competency.

Booysen says the ANC has neglected its financial woes for too long and now seems to have reached the point of no return.

The ANC, however, says it has the money to settle this matter, but it won’t as the party believes the Constitutional Court could rule in its favour.

 “For the record, the ANC since the beginning of 2023 has met its financial to staff members and all creditors that it had historical debt.”

The party says it finds it odd that Ezulweni proceeded to try and seize its assets despite having been informed of the governing party’s pending Concourt bid.

“We can only conclude that this is an attempt to create a spectable where none is warranted,” says party spokesperson, Mahlengi Bhengu-Motsiri.


Written by: Nokwazi Qumbisa

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