Transnet declines to contribute to the ANC’s centenary celebrations
07 October 2011
Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba says Transnet has declined a request by the ANC for a contribution to its centenary celebrations next year.
In answer to a DA parliamentary question, Gigaba said Transnet declined because its donations and sponsorship policy did not allow funding to political parties.
The DA’s Lindiwe Mazibuko finds it deeply problematic that the ANC was seeks money from state-owned entities.
She says this flies in the face of ANC chairperson’s Baleka Mbete's commitment that the ANC would not use state funds to finance the party's centenary bash.