President Jacob Zuma is seen with Zweli Mkhize and Cyril Ramaphosa at the ANC's 101st celebration rally in Durban. (GCIS, Sapa)
- President Jacob Zuma said businessmen who supported the African National
Congress would see their fortunes multiply, according to a report on Saturday.
not forcing people... you can support and be a supporter, but if you go beyond
that and become a member, [and] if you're a businessman, your business will
multiply," the Sunday Times quoted him as saying.
was speaking at the ANC's 101st anniversary gala dinner in Durban on Friday
you touch will multiply. I've always said that a wise businessperson will
support the ANC... because supporting the ANC means you're investing very well
in your business."
for the gala dinner told the Sunday Times seats at the 70-table banquet sold
out within 10 days and brought in R8.2m. Seats cost between R5 000 and R600
the dinner Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu successfully bid R3.7m on
a painting of former president Nelson Mandela during an auction, the newspaper
outbid National Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Joe
ANC reportedly offered to commission a similar portrait in exchange for his
auction raised R21.4m.
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