Mantashe slams Zondo, says apartheid officials would still be in charge without cadre deployment

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Gwede Mantashe.
Gwede Mantashe.
Felix Dlangamandla

While Chief Justice Raymond Zondo made the damning finding the ANC's cadre deployment policy is unlawful and unconstitutional, ANC chairperson Gwede Mantashe says without that policy, apartheid officials would still be in charge of the state.

He has also dismissed the finding as that of a commission and not a court.

Speaking to News24 on Friday, Mantashe said without cadre deployment, the transformation of the public service since 1994 would never have been possible, and defended the deployment committee's nod to Gupta stooge Brian Molefe.

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