FINANCIAL issues continue to plague the ruling party.
The African National Congress has confirmed it be unable to pay staff salaries and as a result, would shut down offices countrywide.
This comes after the ANC told its employees that their salaries for July and August would once again be delayed, citing the party’s ongoing cash crisis.
“The ANC management has received notice from ANC staff that as from tomorrow (today), 26 August 2021, they will go on strike in support of grievances submitted on 15 June 2021, including the payments of late salaries,” said ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe.
This is not the first time the party has experienced cash shortage to pay staff salaries, having gone through the same problems from last year 2020 in June.
It said the governing party is engaging with staff on addressing their grievances.
“As a result of this wildcat strike, ANC offices throughout the country will be closed as of tomorrow.
The ANC management will continue to engage with staff representatives on their grievances, with a view to find a solution so that we can resume normal operations,”
ANC general manager Febe Potgieter had sent a letter to staff, informing them about the matter, adding that it was the first time the party was delayed with three months payment.
“This is to indicate that we are not yet in a position to pay outstanding salaries for July 2021. Unfortunately, August 2021 salaries, due on the 25th of this month, will be delayed.
I do regret the hardship and the uncertainty that this cause (to) staff and their families, and this is deeply regrettable,” she said.
Image (Worried. ANC spin-doctor Pule Mabe says the party’s offices will be closed over unpaid salaries).