Bloemfontein – Taxpayers will have to pay more than R400m for the ANC’s centenary celebrations in Bloemfontein.
This is on top of the R100m which the ANC had already budgeted for next year’s big party.
This amount is however petty cash compared to the money that will be spent to ready infrastructure in the Free State to host the party.
– Taxpayers have already paid R150m for the Philip Sanders resort just outside the city. The resort will be the headquarters of the festivities;
– A further R35m has been budgeted to restore the Methodist church in Waaihoek, where the ANC was founded in 1912;
– R200m has been allocated to renovate the Seisa Ramabodu Stadium in Mangaung;
– The official house of Free State Premier Ace Magashule will get an upgrade costing R15m;