ANC paid City of Joburg R275k to save Luthuli House

City of Johannesburg executive mayor, Herman Mashaba.

City of Johannesburg executive mayor, Herman Mashaba.

This means that R25 000 of the original R300 000 legal fees bill is still outstanding.

The Johannesburg mayoral office today confirmed that R275 000 was transferred to the City’s account by the African National Congress (ANC).

The city promised to seize the property of the ANC headquarters, Luthuli House, if it failed to settle over R300 000 in legal fees on Friday.

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba last week said: “This R300 000 belongs to the residents of this city. Either the ANC is unable to make this payment due to its own financial challenges or it is the result of the ANC’s continuous and willful disregard for public money.

“The days of the ANC being able to abuse public money in the City of Johannesburg are over and we will not hesitate to execute this court order should the ANC fail to make payment by Friday.”

African News Agency (ANA)

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