ANC'S Mthembu: 'Mama Winnie was not insulted by anybody'

CAPE TOWN – African National Congress (ANC) chief whip Jackson Mthembu has hit back at claims by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) that the party insulted Winnie Madikizela-Mandela during the renaming of Cape Town’s airport debated in Parliament on Tuesday.

During the debate, ANC MP Dikeledi Magadzi said that the ANC believed it was “vital that such a significant airport should be named after someone who is tried and tested” and that “it must be named after someone who’s got substance and virtue in society”. These words have since been used on social media, particularly by the EFF, to suggest that the ANC has no respect for the late struggle icon.

Mthembu says this isn’t true.

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