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ANC hits back at Nocci

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“A lot of money was spent on the event, while businesses had not benefited as expected.”

THE ANC in the Northern Cape has hit back at the Northern Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Nocci) after the business sector indicated its disappointment in the party’s 108th anniversary celebrations held in Kimberley last week.

Sharon Steyn, the CEO of Nocci, earlier expressed the chamber’s disappointment in the event which, she said, the city was not ready for and lacked the capacity to host.

Steyn pointed out that the city was too dirty to host an event of such magnitude, adding that a lot of money was spent on the event, while businesses had not benefited as expected.

Provincial ANC secretary Deshi Ngxanga hit back yesterday, stating that the ANC was reluctant to discuss its internal financial affairs with Steyn, who, he pointed out, was also a DA councillor.

He added that service delivery problems in the Sol Plaatje Municipality were not new.

Ngxanga promised, however, that the ANC in the Province was determined to deal with these problems.

“The January 8 Statement is not a Sol Plaatje statement. It is wrong to expect the president to talk about the Sol Plaatje Municipality. The statement rolled out the ANC’s priorities of the year,” concluded Ngxanga. – Boipelo Mere