The ruling party maintains that it will not cast premature judgement on members implicated in Agrizzi's testimony before the state capture inquiry. Instead, the ANC is encouraging members to come forward and answer for their sins.
Fikile Mbalula, head of elections for the ANC, has maintained that the party will not act against senior members implicated by ex-BOSASA COO, Angelo Agrizzi, until the evidence provided is tested in court.
Instead, the ruling party is advising those implicated to present themselves to the Zondo Commission to answer for their actions.
The ANC is adamant that they will not cast judgement on those implicated based on public perceptions emanating from recent testimonies.
According to The Citizen, Mbalula has dubbed some of the revelations 'horrendous,' should they be proven.
Furthermore, the ANC is prepared to submit evidence before the inquiry, with Mbalula commenting:
We respect that commission. It is doing its job. We will explain to the people of South Africa because, as the ANC, we are committed to undoing the wrongs.
Despite the united front on display, the ANC wants those implicated to take individual responsibility:
The commission is the platform, the judge will make up his mind. We never said we will take collective responsibility, at the same time we will never judge our comrades on the basis of perceptions. What Agrizzi said, whether it’s true or not, will be tested, but we must give the commission a chance.
This comes in response to several high-ranking officials being implicated in Agrizzi's submission before the commission.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the ex-COO testified about widespread corruption in numerous state entities.
One of his more recent allegations was that Dudu Myeni, former SAA chair, had received R300 000 a month from BOSASA to smooth the company's way forward.
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