Mbeki tackles ANC Women's League

2016-04-14 09:59
Former president Thabo Mbeki (Nelius Rademan/Foto24)

Former president Thabo Mbeki (Nelius Rademan/Foto24)

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Johannesburg - Former president Thabo Mbeki has berated the ANC Women's League for repeating the "baseless" allegation that he introduced President Jacob Zuma to the Gupta family.

"We have noted [Wednesday's] statement of the African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) issued by the league’s secretary general, Meokgo Matuba, in which, as is the right of the ANCWL, the organisation faithfully and dutifully defends the Gupta family among other personalities," the Thabo Mbeki Foundation said in a statement on Thursday.

"The only thing we would like to add, which we hope the secretary general and the entire leadership of the ANCWL will internalise, is that lies have never saved anyone because lies have short legs."

Earlier this week, Mbeki denied introducing the controversial Gupta family to Zuma.

This was after Mpho Masemola, a representative of the Ex-Political Prisoners Association, alleged the Guptas were a legacy of Mbeki's presidency.

"For the record, President Thabo Mbeki did not at any point introduce the Gupta family to President Zuma," the foundation said in a statement on Monday.

Even if the claims were true and Mbeki had introduced them, he could not be held responsible for what may or may not have happened between Zuma and the Guptas.

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