A businessman at the ANC's elective conference in Mangaung on Sunday demanded his money back from the party because he was "short-changed".
"I am going to complain and claim my money back... not only is the conference very late, but it is so disorganised," said Alfie Heeger, managing director of African Sanitation, a company that builds solar-powered toilets.
"Myself and colleagues missed the breakfast event because the transport meant to bring us here is a mess."
Heeger's company was one of the many businesses that paid hefty amounts of money to be at the conference. Companies forked out at least R500 000 to sit with President Jacob Zuma and other top party leaders at Saturday night's gala dinner.