ANC to discuss Zuma's spy claims

By Doug Mattushek - 17 July 2019Views : 403


Former president Jacob Zuma’s explosive allegations at the ongoing State Capture Inquiry have certainly got the ANC’s attention.

On Tuesday, Zuma fingered ANC leaders Ngoako Ramatlhodi and Siphiwe Nyanda as spies for the aparthied government. The Zondo Commission also heard that Zuma has lists of people who worked for the apartheid government.

Ramatlhodi reportedly played a crucial role in exposing evidence that linked Zuma to placating the Gutpa family.

“What made comrade Ngoako behave the way he did here, saying I have auctioned the country?” said Zuma.

“He’s carrying out an instruction. He was recruited to become a spy when he was a student in Lesotho.”
Meanwhile, the comments have not been lost on the ANC’s National Executive Committee and the leading party’s secretary-general Ace Magashule confirmed that they will be discussing the claims.

"These claims are serious and we cannot ignore them," Magashule told The Citizen.

"While I do not want to discuss the credence of the spy claims, we have to remember that comrade Zuma was ANC chief of intelligence and I know [of] some of the things that he is saying.

“Due to his position in exile, there are things that he knows which we did not know. Things have been said about all individuals in the ANC and I am not sure why a big issue has been made when there are things said about certain people.

"I want to confirm the ANC NEC will soon be discussing the spy claims."