In her multimillion-rand lawsuit against the party, Bolani also made sensational claims of corruption, saying some party officials demanded bribes from her.The well-known socialite accused Jacobs and his colleague Joseph Nkadimeng of demanding kickbacks of about R800000 if she wanted her invoice to be prioritised for payment."On November 1 2016, Mr Nkadimeng advised me that I am required to pay back R800000.
A meeting took place at the Ogilvy offices in Bryanston were Joseph Nkadimeng and Shaka Sisulu, representatives of the 1st respondent tasked to put together a marketing team for the municipal elections, briefed myself and other members of their team about the elections project and the 1st respondent's requirements."She said after being made to run around for her money, she sought Radebe's intervention."He promised to look into it and get the party to pay, but still that didn't work out," she said.
Bolani said she was called to meetings at the party's headquarters in the Joburg CBD to discuss payment.
Sihle Bolani took her beef with the ruling party to court and demanded that its president Jacob Zuma order his organisation to settle the debt.
Also embroiled in the drama are minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe, party secretary general Gwede Mantashe, former Gauteng MEC of transport Ignatius Jacobs and ANC activist Shaka Sisulu, whom the public relations company owner accuses of failing to pay what's due to her.
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EWN reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.In their response to the matter, however, the ANC’s secretary-general, Gwede Mantashe, reportedly informed Bolani that she may have been duped into working with a company not officially authorised to represent the ANC.Court documents reveal that he told her the company she had dealt with, Black Carbon, was not an entity the ANC owned “nor does it have any shares in it”.ALSO READ: Bolani has named several top ANC officials in her court claim.She revealed in her papers that she later even agreed to a settlement amount of R1 million after several meetings with people she took to be ANC representatives, but when that was not paid, she went back to demanding the full R2.2 million.ANC spokesman Zizi Kodwa said the ANC was not aware of the urgent application but indicated that if the matter was to go to court, the party would defend itself."The ANC's communications unit has never appointed any Joseph Nkadimeng to represent the ANC and we have never appointed any company called Sihle Bolani Communications during the local government elections campaign," said Kodwa.