Fri. Sep 25th, 2020

Tony Yengeni not happy about presidential golf challenge

Tony Yengeni Alex Total ShutdownTony Yengeni can’t believe he has not been given a free entry to the charity fundraising event even though, he claims, he helped come up with the idea.

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African National Congress national executive committee member Tony Yengeni took to Twitter to voice his dissatisfaction at the fact he would not be getting free entry.

The annual event takes place the day after the State of the Nation Address (SONA) with the aim of raising money for a charity of the president’s choosing.

This year’s proceeds are going to the Cyril Ramaphosa foundation. And there are no free tickets, the only way to play in the event is to pay for a single entry or to sponsor a four-ball for R100 000.

Tony Yengeni must pay

It was the second point that Yengeni has taken issue with. As someone, he claims, who helped come up with the idea he was blown away by the fact he would have to pay to play.

Twitter reaction

The immediate reaction to his comment was that the event was for charity and that he should not balk at the idea of paying money if it was for a good cause.

Democratic Alliance national spokesperson Solly Malatsi even suggested Yengeni seemed a little bit like a spoiled brat.

However, he was having none of that either, saying there has always been provision made for invited guests until now.

Economic Freedom Fighters national chairperson Dali Mpofu could not help but get involved. Suggesting the money raised might be for another reason, again prompting fears the political party might be planning to disrupt SONA.

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