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ancSunday Times Daily reports that ANC employees have threatened the party’s top six officials, who include President Cyril Ramaphosa, with criminal action over the failure to pay their pension contributions to fund administrators despite making deductions from their salaries for over two years.

The disgruntled staff members made the threat of opening fraud and theft cases against the ANC and its leaders at their meeting with the top six officials on Monday. The workers also registered their unhappiness with the delay in payment and at times nonpayment of their salaries, which has deteriorated in the past few months. By midday on Wednesday, staff had not received their salaries for June and it was likely the same would happen with salaries this month as the party barely has enough money to fund its operations. It was reported in May that the SA Revenue Service had garnisheed the ANC's bank account over a tax debt of R80m and that families of its deceased staff members were left in the lurch as they were yet to receive pension and death benefit payouts, months after burying loved ones. Those who attended Monday’s meeting were told to take up their labour-related grievances with the management at Luthuli House. They were also told to meet management this week to hear a presentation on a plan the party is proposing to resolve the pay standoff. Staff responded by giving the top six until the end of July to pay their outstanding salaries, make sure medical payments were up to date and, most importantly, clear all the pension and provident fund arrear contributions.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Kgothatso Madisa and Andisiwe Makinana at Sunday Times Daily

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