Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
4 minute read
28 Aug 2021
6:30 am

ANC election own-goals likely to lead to loss of power

Brian Sokutu

Unpaid staff threaten further strikes as millions in legal claims await.

Picture: Gallo Images/Sowetan/Thulani Mbele

For the ANC, it never rains but pours: low staff morale due to unpaid salaries has put a question mark over whether the ruling party will be able to campaign effectively in the upcoming local government elections. Commenting on the ANC’s financial woes, independent political analyst Dr Ralph Mathekga said: “It is clear that the ANC has financial problems. “If you cannot pay staff salaries – people that help to set up your election campaign – you are in serious trouble. “The financial problems of the party are likely to become bigger, because there is no longer a reliance on...