Businessman Robert Gumede donated 10 Ford Ranger double-cab bakkies, four mini-buses and 20 iPads to the African National Congress in Mpumalanga.
JOHANNESBURG – Businessman Robert Gumede on Monday donated 10 Ford Ranger double-cab bakkies, four mini-buses and 20 iPads to the ANC in Mpumalanga to help its campaigning for the 3 August elections.
A brand new Ford Ranger sells for anything between R400,000 and R600,000.
Head of special projects for the ANC in Ehlanzeni Region Zwelo Masilela posted the photographs of the handover on Facebook.
Mpumalanga ANC spokesman Sibusiso Themba confirmed the donation, saying the fleet would be used to campaign for the party.
“Yes, I can confirm it is true. Comrade Gumede donated 10 Ford ranger Bakkies, four Iveco mini-buses and 20 iPads to be used by our administration staff. All this will be used for our elections campaign,” Themba said over the phone.
Gumede, a beneficiary of Black Economic Empowerment, made the handover to ANC chairman and Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza and other party officials at the ANC Mpumalanga provincial head offices, January “Che” Masilela House, in Nelspruit.
The tycoon is known for throwing lavish parties and free music concerts and inviting international and local superstar artists to perform, as well as for his charity work mainly with destitute children in the province.
Gumede owns struggling technology company Gijima AST which was delisted from the JSE last year.