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If you’ve been wondering what happened to the ANC’s official website, well, it’s down.
You can check for yourself here, but any attempts to visit the site are greeted with “no input file specified” error. When visiting specific pages, we were met with a “the server is currently undergoing maintenance” message.
The website has been down for at least two days, users online report.
According to a Business Live report, it’s because the ruling party in South Africa hasn’t paid its bills on time, service provider bills that amount to R32.5-million.
Although the ANC denies these claims, suggesting that no money is owed and that the site is down due to maintenance, others online are wondering what’s really happening.
The Western Cape government’s James Styan weighed in.
The ANC’s official website has been down now for weeks.
— James Styan (@jamesstyan) September 27, 2018
Others were startled by the R32.5-million figure. “It looks like a R3000 website,” one user snarked.
Amazon, Facebook but we agree ANC’s website is nowhere near that level and should not cost more than a few 100k.
— Guillermo VanVeen (@GuillermoFL) September 27, 2018
The ANC is paying people R32 million for a website. Ekare go monate ko Luthuli House.
That website nogal. It looks like a R3000 website.
— Malome Nkuruziza (@MotlotlegiTT) September 27, 2018
It’s not clear when the website will be back up.
Other websites owned by the ruling party, like ANC Today, remain fully functional.
Feature image: screenshot, ANC Today