The ANC is discussing claims that it owes JSE-listed IT group Gijima R29m, the party said on Sunday.
“The matter of the money still owed is receiving attention at the highest level of the organisation,” ANC spokesman Brian Sokutu said. “This is aimed at ensuring it is sorted out once and for all.”
The Sunday Times reported that Gijima was owed the money after it completed a contract to install computers and IT systems linking ANC MP’s constituency offices with parliament.
According to the report the work was stopped halfway, due to a funding problem.
On Sunday, Sokutu told Sapa: “We still have good relations between Gijima and the ANC in terms of what they have delivered as a service provider to the ANC.”
Meanwhile, Gijima spokeswoman Thoko Mnyango said in a statement on Sunday that the company had “fully implemented” the work it had been contracted to perform for the ANC.
“The system is up and running and the ANC caucus has never questioned us about the so-called ‘value for money’ as stipulated in the article. We strongly believe that the ANC is enjoying a high quality service from Gijima,” she said.
She said the Sunday Times report had been met with “dismay” by the company.
Gijima said a picture of nonexecutive chairman Robert Gumede with the caption “Pay me Now!” on the newspaper’s front page was “mischievous, untrue and sensational”. — Sapa