Duarte retracts statement about Hogan, Sisulu organising anti-Zuma marches

2015-12-15 18:15


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Johannesburg - ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte on Tuesday retracted her statement that party veteran Barbara Hogan and member Shaka Sisulu were organising marches calling for President Jacob Zuma to be recalled.

"Earlier today while addressing a press conference I said, in response to a question about marches being organised calling for President Zuma to resign, that comrades Barbara Hogan and Shaka Sisulu were behind the organisation of some of these marches," she said in a statement.

"I retract this statement and unreservedly withdraw this accusation."

While addressing the media at Luthuli House earlier on Tuesday, Duarte said the two were organising #ZumaMustFall marches, which were to take place on Wednesday.

She said that, although the ANC believed everyone had a right to march, the party did not support the call to remove the president.

ANC national spokesperson Zizi Kodwa also said the ANC had never discussed recalling Zuma.

At the end of the briefing, Duarte reading a message on her phone, said she had been informed that Hogan was not organising a march.

Sisulu took to Twitter to deny that he was also organising a march.

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