ANC break silence on Hanekom issue

By Doug Mattushek - 25 July 2019Views : 352

The leading ANC has finally spoken out following the EFF’s claims about former Minister Derek Hanekom.

On Tuesday, reports surfaced that ANC stalwart Hanekom met with EFF MP’s on the eve of a vote of no confidence against former president Jacob Zuma in 2017. EFF leader Julius Malema claimed Hanekom even handed over a list of ANC MP’s that would vote against Zuma.

Not only that, but Malema said Hanekom was planning to form a splinter political party if Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma was voted into ANC leadership instead of Cyril Ramaphosa.

ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule finally broke the silence on Wednesday night.

"Hanekom had full access to air his acerbic views in the NEC of the ANC, he did so ad nauseum," read the statement.

"He always spoke in an even, practiced voice, linking all the bad publicity that the ANC has had to the accusations against former president Zuma.

"The agenda of the EFF by their own admission as an opposition party is to displace the ANC, they work fearlessly to divide the ANC and have a number of sleepers in the ANC proactively ensuring that divisions in the ANC are deepened.

"The ANC is working to unite its members and in our midst is Derek Hanekom a wedge driver and on a mission to divide the ANC. Indeed this charlatan is making his mark through his ownership of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.

"Hanekom does not have the capacity to form a new political party, but he has shown remarkable agility in his efforts to divide the ANC."