ANC Limpopo accepts Zuma apology

2016-04-12 10:05
President Jacob Zuma at Nkandla. (Facebook)

President Jacob Zuma at Nkandla. (Facebook) (Supplied)

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Polokwane - The ANC in Limpopo will consult all its structures, alliance partners, civil society, traditional leaders and religious organisations on the Constitutional Court's Nkandla judgment, it said on Tuesday.

The provincial working committee (PWC) met on Monday and received a report on the decisions taken by the extended national working committee held in Cape Town last month, provincial secretary Nocks Seabi said in a statement.

"The extended PWC supported the decision of the extended NWC to accept the apology of President Jacob Zuma, and the decision not to recall the President of the Republic.

"The ANC takes the responsibility of deploying and recalling in any of their deployees based on what is best for the organisation and not to advance the interests and agenda of the opposition party."

Seabi said the party in the province was aware of reports that its Cuito Cuanavale branch in Polokwane had resolved to call for Zuma to resign or be recalled.

"We wish to clarify that neither the branch executive committee (BEC) nor branch general meeting (BGM) met to discuss the ConCourt ruling or made such a resolution."

According to The Citizen newspaper, Cuanavale branch chairperson Lawrence Mapoulo said discomfort over the saga was mounting.

He reportedly said the branch had been inundated with calls from ANC members who wanted a clear political platform to discharge their views about Zuma’s leadership.

Calls for Zuma to resign

Calls for Zuma to resign or be recalled have increased following the Constitutional Court's ruling that he had failed to uphold the Constitution when he did not comply with Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's remedial action regarding payment for the non-security upgrades to his Nkandla homestead.

Last week, the ANC's Sefako Makgatho branch in the Greater Johannesburg region called on Zuma to resign or face the party's integrity commission or the national disciplinary committee.

At the party's Liliesleaf Farm branch's political dialogue held in Midrand, Johannesburg, on Wednesday night, there appeared to be a consensus that other branches should follow the example of the Sefako Makgatho branch.

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has brushed this off saying it was one or two branches out of more than 4 000 ANC branches.

Seabi said the ANC in Limpopo has instructed that all its regions immediately hold extended regional working committee meetings to deliberate on the judgment.

All regions would also hold special regional general councils (RGC) which would be addressed by the provincial executive committee and NEC deployees to discuss the ConCourt judgment.

The special RGCs would be attended by five delegates who were "duly delegated" in line with the ANC constitution.

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