- Pravin Gordhan says ANC members accused of corruption will have to deal with the allegations in their own personal capacities
- This echoes the ANC's recent retraction of their defence of Ace Magashule in the face of such accusations
- Gordhan also said that state capture claims should be investigated by law enforcement
Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan, says that ANC leaders who are implicated in state capture will have to deal with the allegations on their own.
This comes after the ANC retracted its public statement in defense of Ace Magashule, who had been accused of corruption by Pieter-Louis Myburgh in his new book.
Gordhan urged law enforcement to investigate and prosecute all corruption allegations, in order to show that the ANC was serious about addressing its state capture problem.
This follows weeks of controversy regarding the ANC's election lists, which feature several candidates accused of involvement in state capture, like Nomvula Mokonyane and Malusi Gigaba. Many of these candidates appear high up on the lists, including in the top six.
Previously, the ANC has tended to stand by its members when they face corruption charges. However, it seems the party may be trying to distance itself from candidates linked to state capture.
For example, Cyril Ramaphosa recently told the party to treat its election lists with caution, saying that they did not reflect the feelings of ordinary voters. He said that many of these voters are "angry".
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Likewise, the ANC initially defended Ace Magashule from corruption allegations, but has since said that the secretary-general will have to answer for the accusations in his own personal capacity, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
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