‘ANC leaders must stop protecting Zuma’

By Celani Sikhakhane

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has raised concerns over party leaders protecting former president Jacob Zuma. 

The issue was raised by ANC KZN provincial secretary Bheki Mtolo on Wednesday at a media conference in Durban after Zweli Mkhize, the former health minister, called on ANC leaders to stop insulting Zuma.

“We have a problem with Zuma apologists in the ANC,” said Mtolo. 

“They say we must stop insulting him, but they never say anything when Ramaphosa is being insulted and called by derogatory names.” 

Mtolo said the party won’t stop telling the truth about Zuma. 

“We are now told that we need to tell people about the good things the ANC has done instead of telling them about Zuma. They must forget that. We will continue to expose Zuma,” said Mtolo.

Mtolo said the party had tried all necessary interventions to engage with Zuma but their attempts had failed and they had decided he must leave the ANC for good.

The ANC sent the chairperson of Musa Dladla region, Musa Cebekhulu, to visit Zuma but he was told that the former president was away, Mtolo said.

“I also sent his biggest supporter, Bishop Vusi Dube, who loves Zuma dearly from the bottom of his heart to engage with him. Dube came back defeated and told us that there was nothing they could do because the man was gone for good. 

“I sent another of his friends, former premier Willies Mchunu to engage with him and he came back and said ‘let’s just forget about Zuma because he has decided that he won’t come back into the ANC’,” Mtolo added. 

“We are saying this is good riddance.” 

Mtolo said that any ANC members who participate in the uMkhonto weSizwe Party or any other party will be called to a disciplinary hearing.

Pictured above: Jacob Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa.

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