- The ANC head of elections commended the State Capture inquiry, but said that the ANC would decide for itself if implicated individuals were guilty
- He also said that the high number of people who did not register to vote was concerning
- Mbalula also rejected Maimane's calls for regime change in Venezuela and slammed Zille's tax revolt
The ANC's head of elections Fikile Mbalula has praised the Zondo Commission, but says that its revelations will be causing some people a lot of stress.
He made the remarks while speaking to the press outside Luthuli House, Briefly.co.za learned.
Mbalula emphasised that the Commission would help the ANC renew itself, saying, "All the things raised about the ANC, we will answer."
This comes after former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi implicated several ANC bigwigs in extensive networks of bribery and corruption.
However, Mbalula said the ANC would not sanction any officials implicated in the Commission's findings. Instead, it would seek for itself to ascertain whether or not the individuals were guilty, News24 reported.
Mbalula went to speak more generally about the ANC's concerns ahead of the upcoming elections.
He said it was worrying that 9 million eligible voters reportedly did not register over the weekend, of whom 6 million are estimated to be young people. Mbalula promised that the ANC would take more steps to encourage the youth to register.
The head of elections also had words for the DA. He rejected Mmusi Maimane's call for the ousting of Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro.
There have been calls for regime change in Venezuela following Juan Guaido's appointment as interim president.
Mbalula also slammed the DA's Helen Zille. He said her recommendation of a tax revolt was a major ethics violation and that the Western Cape premier was encouraging people to break the law.
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