ANC veterans slam Magashule, call on the party to defend Hanekom

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- city-press.news24.com | 3 months ago

A number of ANC veterans have come out in defence of National Executive Committee (NEC) member Derek Hanekom and called on the ruling party to follow suit.

The eight veterans – Cheryl Carolus, Sheila Sisulu, Ilse Fischer, Murphy Morobe, Fazel Randera, Mavuso Msimang, Pallo Jordan and Aslam Dasoo – have penned an open letter calling on the party’s top six officials and the entire NEC to defend Hanekom after he confessed to meeting with the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) allegedly about ousting the party’s former president Jacob Zuma through a parliamentary motion of no confidence. The letter, delivered on Saturday, states that the views expressed therein were widely canvassed among the party’s membership and “represent the views of many loyal members of the ANC who are determined to ensure that the values of our beloved organisation are restored, and the ANC renewed”.

It further condemned what it called a public attack on Hanekom from secretary-general Ace Magashule.

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