Carl Niehaus wants the ANC to investigate what he feels are lies some senior party leaders are telling the media about him. The Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veteran's Association spokesperson has asked Ace Magashule to internally probe the matter.
Carl Niehaus has responded to media reports fingering him in a 'fake' social media post on Ace Magashule's account.
According to IOL, Niehaus denies being behind the post, as well as making changes to a press statement that the ANC had resolved that the South African Reserve Bank's mandate would be left untouched.
Niehaus says he is concerned about personalised attacks levied against him from within the ruling party. He claims he was approached for comment by two reporters, both citing that their sources were senior leaders at the ANC's headquarters:
“These are blatant lies that are maliciously being generated and deliberately leaked by senior members of the ANC inside Luthuli House to journalists with the intention to attack, undermine and harm you as the prime target and me as a secondary target."
The veteran is adamant that the leaks could not be ignored and were linked to his recent public fallout with Fikile Mbalula and ex-minister Derek Hanekom:
“This is a dangerous and treacherous situation of betrayal by fellow comrades for all of us and it is in general damaging for the ANC.”
In light of this, Niehaus has asked Secretary-General Ace Magashule to probe the matter, on the hunt for those who lied to the media. His lawyers have been instructed to be at the ready to institute litigation against those who are found to be responsible.
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