South Africans are forgiving - Dlodlo on Nkandla judgment

2016-04-15 17:00
(Genevieve Quintal, News24)

(Genevieve Quintal, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Port Elizabeth - The Constitutional Court's Nkandla judgment might affect how people feel about the ANC, but South Africans are forgiving, ANC national executive committee member Ayanda Dlodlo said on Friday.

"The ConCourt might have an effect on people's morale and how they view the ANC, but I think with time some of them will taper off as we talk to people on the ground," she told reporters at a luncheon with Nelson Mandela Bay metro Mayor Danny Jordaan in Port Elizabeth.

She said ANC officials had been visiting branches and people across the country to address the matter ahead of the local government elections on August 3.

The Constitutional Court found last month that Zuma violated the Constitution when he ignored Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's remedial action to repay some of the money spent on so-called security upgrades to his private Nkandla homestead.

Following the judgment, Zuma said in a televised address he did not "knowingly or deliberately" violate the Constitution.

Calls for him to resign have increased since the judgment.

ANC leaders and many members were gathering in Nelson Mandela Bay, one of the hotly-contested metros, ahead of the party's manifesto launch on Saturday.

Dlodlo said Zuma had apologised following the Nkandla judgment and the party had accepted this. She believed the country would forgive him in time.

"South Africans are forgiving people. We have seen that before, but we do not take the electorate for granted," she said.

Jordaan told reporters there was no way the ANC was going to lose Nelson Mandela Bay on August 3.

The DA and the EFF have vowed to unseat the ANC.

"The majority of the people of this metro are saying 'this is our ANC, we love it'. The team in yellow is very strong and is dominating."

Dlodlo said the ANC was able to reflect on its mistakes and correct itself.

Read more on:    da  |  anc  |  eff  |  thuli madonsela  |  jacob zuma  |  bloemfontein  |  politics  |  nkandla upgrade

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.