- Ace Magashule reported back on the meeting held with former president Jacob Zuma and the ANC top 6
- The ANC refused to release details earlier and many were hoping to learn more from the media briefing
- However, the ANC did not reveal much about the meeting besides that it was 'good and constructive'
The ANC top 6 were tightlipped following their meeting with former president Jacob Zuma. However, a press briefing was held where the ANC reported back on the meeting.
Magashule said that it was a good and constructive meeting that lasted seven hours between 10:30 and 17:30.
Ace Magashule took to the podium to answer several questions posed by journalists. Magashule made it clear that Zuma has not refused to appear before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry.
The tops 6 and Zuma agreed to continually engage on issues that are of interest to the public, particularly surrounding the Commission.
He said that Zuma took issue with Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo and is awaiting the decision of the High Court.
Magashule said that the ANC would respect Zuma's right to pursue legal options in relation to the Commission.
However, the ANC did not go into detail as to what was discussed in the meeting, leaving many of the journalists frustrated.
Here are some reactions from the public to the ANC's media briefing:
"Absolute hogwash, no briefing, just waisting free airtime at the SABC etc, A leadership who was denounced by his"Zuma" actions and stubbornness. Zuma has been declared delinquent, Anc must be cautious of not becoming delinquent themselves. Ace there is nothing tangible NOTHING."
"This man spoke for 10 minutes and said nothing. Donate his brain, a brand new organ never been used at an organ foundation."
"Phew! What a poor attempt, tense, repeating himself, clambering for the “correct” words to provide his own picture of the meeting discussion. A subjective, Ret narrative. How many times did he mention Zuma’s rights vs constitution and interests of the country? Nonsense."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Former president Jacob Zuma reportedly did not attend the meeting with the ANC Top 6. Zuma was supposed to meet the officials at Luthuli House and arrangements had been made in terms of security in Johannesburg.
Reports say that roads were cordoned off and sniffer dogs were there for safety purposes. Measures were reversed as the former did not show up; while some reports say Zuma requested a virtual meeting, others say he simply snubbed it.
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