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ancBL Premium reports that disgruntled African National Congress (ANC) staffers, led by dismissed party employee Carl Niehaus, threatened to lay criminal charges against the party’s top leadership on Wednesday over the continued nonpayment of salaries.

The ANC has struggled to pay staff salaries in recent months, leading to a recent protest where employees downed tools in support of their demands that the party pay their salaries and make contributions to their provident and pension funds, as well as the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF). The employees were intending to lay the theft, fraud and corruption charges against the party’s leadership, led by President Cyril Ramaphosa, last Thursday but pulled out at the last minute to ostensibly give consultations a chance. Niehaus was summarily dismissed on Thursday. Earlier on the same day he was asked to provide reasons why he should not be fired, after he threatened to lay criminal charges on behalf of the party’s disgruntled workers against the ANC’s top six leadership. In a statement on Monday, Niehaus said the aggrieved employees “will proceed” with laying criminal charges against the leadership on Wednesday. The party has not paid its workers for two consecutive months. Apparently, some staffers received one month’s worth of their salaries on Friday, but not all employees have been paid.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Luyolo Mkentane at BusinessLive (subscriber access only)
  • Read too, Carl Niehaus and ANC staff to lay charges against party's top six, at TimesLIVE

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