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R350k To Play Golf With The President: ANC Golf Day Gets Tongues Wagging

“The golf day will involve the golfers, leaders of the ANC, ministers, deputy ministers, premiers, MECs and executive mayors.  “We have designed a package for players/golfers and sponsorship.

These packages are tailored to meet the players’ needs and sponsors,” the party said of the event.

The event comes with a registration/green fees of R2,500 per player.  To tee off with the president on a four-ball costs R350,000, while playing with premiers and ministers will cost R75,000.  Having a four-ball with an NEC member will set you back R75,000, while playing with PEC members will cost R50k.

A four-ball with a mayor costs R20,000 and a normal four-ball will set you back R10,000.

The first tee off time is 9.30am and a dinner and prizegiving at the clubhouse will follow immediately after the game.

Sponsorship packages range from R100k to R10k.  While some were keen to tee off, others were taken aback by the costs.

Here are some of the reactions online:

Why don’t @MYANC host a national Eskom day whereby Engineers are called to solve the power issue?     — Man-X-Xolani (@KoyiXolani)

1000 ways to chow people’s taxes     — Patrick (@The_boy_pat)

Those who are complaining, even your favourite President Zuma used to have his golf day, it didn’t start with President Ramaphosa     — Bernard (@_Bernard17)

Gala dinners now golf day with President etc. Elite are brought closer.     — bongani jones (@bonganijones3)

Whats the green fees, imagine how these thieves cheat at golf!     — ed (@3uwan)

Bring cash… and a couch. Preferably foreign currency.     — Herbert du Plessis (@HerbertduPlessi)

Come 2024     — Sandile Gumede🇿🇦 (@sandile_msaint)

Stage 10 loadshedding and we have a golf day…     — Biggaz (@PJena101)

How that going to benefit us we anc?     — Soglaa (@gladnessBhengu)

Is Ankole going to be there for an auction?     — Bheki Zungu (@BhekiZungu13)

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