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ANC makes money in Mangaung - report

2012-10-28 10:06

Johannesburg - The ANC hopes to cash in Mangaung with business people paying to rub shoulder's with the party's elite, it was reported on Sunday.

Businessperson Patrice Motsepe had already paid R500 000 to sit next to President Jacob Zuma, The Sunday Times reported.

According to the newspaper, other business people were paying between R25 000 and R350 000 to mingle with ANC heavyweights.

Major private sector companies had also already booked and paid for their seats the conference in December.

They included Absa, Standard Bank, FNB, Nedbank and Cell C.

ANC Progressive Business Forum co-convener Daryl Swanepoel told the newspaper the proceeds would go "towards offsetting the costs of the main conference".

Conference organisers expected about 750 guests to attend a banquet at the conference.

According to media reports at the weekend, other funding would come from companies seeking exhibition space at the event.

Comments
  • thato.seloane - 2012-10-28 10:37

    Absa, Standard Bank, FNB, Nedbank and Cell C. What a bunch of capitalist hypocrites. The same idiots complaining in the media abt the investments and capital flight, yet they paying to mingle with Zuma. Lord help us

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-10-28 10:50

    Most of these business people are simple buying tender preferences.

  • johann.enslin.9 - 2012-10-28 13:45

    Boot licking.

  • gerald.king.589 - 2012-10-28 16:00

    Some of us have paid Millions each JUST to live under Zuma. Leave Patrice, what about us?

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-10-28 16:52

      The farmers must starve these guys

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