ANC to meet FNB over ads

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fnb ads 2 THE STAR Kelly Baloyi addresses the audience during the fliming of an FNB advertising campaign at Naledi High School in Soweto. Photo: Matthews Baloyi

Johannesburg - The ANC will meet with First National Bank on Friday about its “You Can Help Campaign”.

“This meeting is in response to the online adverts... that have led to the ANC raising its objection to the content of the adverts,” African National Congress spokesman Jackson Mthembu said in a statement on Thursday.

“The ANC delegation will be led by the secretary-general comrade Gwede Mantashe and the FNB delegation will be led by Sizwe Nxasana, the chief executive officer of First Rand, which is the holding company to which FNB belongs.”

The meeting is scheduled to take place at Luthuli House at 11am.

The campaign features a number of videos of children in school uniform reading their hopes for the country.

On Tuesday Business Report published quotes from some of the videos.

“The country is being overrun by poverty... while 1/8President 3/8 Jacob Zuma is renovating his home,” said a youth from KwaZulu-Natal.

A Gauteng university student said: “The government is only thinking for themselves... I'm from a rural area and the government doesn't see what's happening.”

A KwaZulu-Natal high school pupil said: “... Politicians tend to be the most destructive and eruptive (sic) aspect of our country... We need motives and a clear vision... We must not depend on our leaders. Each person must become their own hero.”

A Western Cape student said: “I was born in an epic era... We need to stop relying on government and rely on ourselves.” - Sapa

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