ANC PGC accepts Zuma apology

2016-05-15 20:25
(Jenni Evans, News24)

(Jenni Evans, News24)

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Johannesburg – The Provincial General Council (PGC) in Gauteng has on Sunday resolved to accept President Jacob Zuma’s apology on the Nkandla matter in a meeting held at the weekend.    

“The PGC resolved to accept the apology of the president. That the president, NEC [National executive council] and the whole movement must continue reflecting on the matter,” the party said in a statement.  

The party further said it would continue to improve the lives of the people in order to ensure a decisive victory during the local government election in August 3.  

“...no province has the authority to tell another province what decision to take on organisational matters.” 

In April, the Gauteng ANC's provincial executive committee (PEC) issued a statement calling on Zuma to "do the right thing" to fix the political damage caused by the Nkandla matter. 

The statement, however, stopped short of saying that it wanted to Zuma to step down as leader. 

There have been widespread calls for Zuma to resign following the Constitutional Court ruling that he failed to uphold the Constitution when he did not comply with Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's remedial action regarding payment for the upgrades to his Nkandla homestead.

After the judgment Zuma apologised for the Nkandla matter in a televised address to the nation. 

Read more on:    jacob zuma  |  johannesburg  |  politics  |  nkandla upgrade

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