Citizen
National 10.11.2013 01.00 pm

Bloem businessman relieved at ANCYL payout

Image: Supplied.
A Bloemfontein businessman is relieved about a court order placing the ANCYL under provisional liquidation over its unpaid R15 million bill for a conference his company arranged in 2008, Rapport reported on Sunday.

He did not go to court out of revenge or because of politics, but because he needed to pay his service providers, Z2A Village and Z2 Presentations director Wium Adendorff reportedly told the newspaper.

“We are relieved that we are over the first hurdle. It was a case of either me or them,” he was quoted as saying.

The High Court in Johannesburg granted the order on November 1.

It reportedly means that the affairs of the ANCYL will be put in the hands of the Master of the High Court, and that its interim leadership will not be able to make any decisions until the final order in January.

In 2008, Adendorff’s company arranged the African National Congress Youth League’s (ANCYL) conference at the University of the Free State.

Because of administrative chaos, the conference was extended by a day and Z2 Presentations had to arrange food and accommodation for the delegates.

“They called on us to intervene. Some of the people in hostels were transferred to expensive hotels. Food was a crisis,” Adendorff was quoted as telling the newspaper.

According to Rapport, he said the ANCYL signed an agreement to reimburse the company’s costs.

However, only a few payments were reportedly made by 2011, and Adendorff was sent from pillar to post between the ANCYL and the ANC.

In a briefing on Thursday, ANCYL convenor Mzwandile Masina claimed dishonest former leaders had milked it dry.

He did not name expelled African National Congress Youth League president Julius Malema, who started and now leads the Economic Freedom Fighters.

You might also like

Thuli Madonsela ‘saddened’ by personal attacks

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is saddened by the personal attacks she has had to endure since she took office, she said on Thursday.... more ...

ANC welcomes EFF court bid over Parliament suspension

The ANC Chief Whip's office on Thursday welcomed the decision of the Economic Freedom Fighters MPs to challenge their looming suspension from Parliament in court.... more ...

Thuli Madonsela ‘not fazed by ANC attacks’

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is not disconcerted by attacks on her by ANC members, she said on Thursday.... more ...

ANC charged for ‘insulting’ Public Protector

AfriForum on Thursday opened a case against ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe and his deputy Jessie Duarte for allegedly contravening the Public Protector Act.... more ...

ANC ‘notes’ SCA “spy tapes” ruling

The ANC said on Thursday it noted the Supreme Court of Appeal's order that the so-called Zuma "spy tapes" be released, after opposition by President Jacob Zuma.... more ...

Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

* Mandatory field