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Agang dismisses claims of financial woes

Newly formed Agang SA says reports of financial difficulties are grossly exaggerated.

Newly formed Agang SA says reports of financial difficulties are grossly exaggerated. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - Agang SA says recent reports of money problems are grossly exaggerated.

The latest media reports suggest that the newly-formed party is in financial trouble.

It is alleged that the party failed to pay its staff in December.

Agang SA's Garth Towell explained to the Redi Tlhabi Show what had transpired.

"Reports of Agang being broke are grossly exaggerated," Agang SA's Garth Towell told the Redi Tlhabi Show.

"We did prioritise campaign material in December as we prepare for registration weekend in February and the next 90 to 120 days of campaigning. This has led to a temporary cash flow problem and it will be addressed."

However, he says staff were paid.

"All of the staffs were paid by the 20th in time for Christmas shopping and supply payments were prioritised over management payments."

Towell also stressed that the party was doing well.

"Agang is alive and well. We have 100,000 volunteers countrywide and 200 branches functioning. Energy levels are driven by desperation for change, not for monetary gain."

Agang is one of more than 100 political parties that will contest the upcoming general elections.

The party has vowed to prioritise education and fight corruption.

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