SABC News - ANC to engage FNB over controversial ad:Tuesday 22 January 2013

ANC to engage FNB over controversial ad

Tuesday 22 January 2013 06:04


ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu.

ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu.(SABC)

The ANC says it will engage First National Bank about an advertisement that it says is a blatant attack on the ruling party and its leadership.

The FNB ad features a young child reading out her hopes for the country, in what the bank presents as its "You Can Help Campaign".

ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu says the advert includes undisguised political statements that make random and untested accusations against government.

He says they'll approach FNB to seek a better understanding of the ad and its intended objectives.  

FNB has responded by saying the ad's intention is not to attack the government or the ANC, but to call on South Africans to play their part in helping to create a better country.

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