Zuma must appear before an ANC disciplinary hearing


Former Pres. Jacob Zuma must appear before a disciplinary committee of the ANC on Tuesday.

Zuma, once a staunch ANC supporter, is nowadays the face and leader of the uMkhonto we Sizwe party (MKP). The former president is accused of violating the ANC constitution by giving his support to another political party.

The MKP shared the letter, in which the ruling party summoned the “accused member” for a disciplinary hearing, on social media on Thursday. The hearing will be held at Luthuli House, the ANC’s head office in Johannesburg.

Nhlamulo Ndhlela, MKP spokesperson, told Newsroom Africa that in terms of the bill of rights, South Africans can vote and solicit votes for any party – and that Zuma is doing it for the MKP in this case as is his right.

Ndhlela also says they will go with Zuma when he has to appear before the committee to “ensure he is protected”. Among other things, he referred to “threats” such as the car accident in which the former president was involved some time ago.

“We cannot trust the ANC. We don’t do that,” he said.