- ANC veterans appear riled by Jacob Zuma's appearance at the State Capture Inquiry
- It seems as if his own comrades have turned against him thanks to comments put forward at the Zondo Commission
- Some veterans claim that the former president may well be on the verge of destroying the very party he pledges his loyalty to
It seems as if former president Jacob Zuma's testimony before the State Capture Inquiry saw him tossing the first few loads of sand out of his own grave.
In response to allegations he put forward, ANC veterans have led the 'lynching' of the politician.
Siphiwe Nyanda says that Zuma may have taken a temporary break from his testimony, but his words will soon be coming back to haunt him.
Briefly.co.za reported that the former general had been accused of working with the apartheid government to infiltrate and destroy the ANC.
In response to these allegations, Nyanda warned Zuma that he was 'digging his own grave':
“I will cross-examine him in the manner that people who make such accusations need to be cross-examined. How did Zuma allow Mandela to appoint a person who is what he says he was as the chief of the South African National Defence Force?”
Cheryl Carolus, who served as the ANC's deputy secretary-general during Nelson Mandela's tenure, has also blasted Zuma for his claims:
“This man is an immoral, amoral, spineless thug. I worked with Jacob Zuma over the years. I feel quite betrayed by that level of trust that people like myself, comrade [Joe] Nhlanhla. I think that people like comrade Nhlanhla must be turning in their graves at these allegations."
Carolus doubts his loyalty to the ANC, reiterating rumours that Msholozi may well have been the person working with apartheid forces to defeat the ANC, something that he may be on the verge of achieving:
“This is obviously a man who seeks to hide his own bankruptcy and the many questions which, by the way, have hung over his head about his level of collusion with the intelligence forces on the other side."
The ANC itself, on the other hand, has kept its opinion on Zuma's testimony more or less to itself. The former president has pledged that he will be back for round two, but when that will happen is anyone's guess.
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