ANC sued over alleged failure to pay R102m for election banners

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A KwaZulu-Natal company is suing the African National Congress (ANC) over its alleged failure to pay it R102 million for election banners.

According to The Star, Ezulweni Investments claims it never received payment for installing around 30,000 PVC banners for the ANC across the country.

The company claims it made the installations just one week before the May 8 elections.

It names Nhlanhla Mabaso and Lebohang Nkholise as the Luthuli House officials who ordered the banners.

In court papers filed at the Johannesburg High Court, Ezulweni Investments CEO Renash Ramdas says ANC made promises to pay but has not done so since May.

He says he wrote to ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa and Secretary-General Ace Magashule, but received no replies.

ANC reacts

Speaking to The Star, ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe said he would “follow up with relevant offices” in the party.

The party would then be able to express its position on the matter once consultations are complete, he said.

ANC facing other lawsuits

The ANC has faced several other lawsuits in the past as a result of alleged non-payment for services.

In July, a car rental company based in Ekurhuleni hauled the party to court to force it to pay R5.7 million.

The payment is reportedly for 595 cars the ANC rented ahead of its Nasrec conference in 2017.

In January, the party also lost its website after apparently failing to pay Unwembi Communications R32 million for various services.

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