- Jacob Zuma's son has published an open letter to Ace Magashule
- In it, Edward defends Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane
- He also takes the ANC to task for failing to adequately protect Mkhwebane from criticism by the courts and by certain party members
Edward Zuma, the son of former president Jacob Zuma, has penned an open letter to ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule.
In the letter, Zuma urges the party to defend the Public Protector from attacks by the courts and from within the ANC itself.
Zuma alleges that these individuals are "waging a war" against Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
Zuma slammed the failure of the ANC to adequately protect Mkhwebane from this criticism. He claims that this failure is "pitting the ANC against the populace", Briefly.co.za has gathered.
This comes after the Gauteng High Court ruled in favour of Cyril Ramaphosa in his application for an interim order against implementing Mkhwebane's remedial action, according to IOL.
Zuma criticises the "controversial judgments against the PP" in his letter and says that he sides with Mkhwebane in her ruling regarding Ramaphosa's CR17 campaign donations.
Zuma also said that Ramaphosa must explain the donations his campaign received, suggesting that the large amounts of money given to Ramaphosa (particularly from wealthy donors) creates an impression that one needed to be rich to be elected president of ANC.
This is not the first time Zuma has publicly taken on the critics of his allies. In 2018 he was found guilty of hate speech for comments he made about former tourism minister Derek Hanekom and Pravin Gordhan. He had slammed the two because they were critical of his father.
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