KWAZULU-NATAL | ANC KZN bat for Jacob Zuma as they launch blistering attack against SA judges in heated post unrest meeting with Cyril Ramaphosa.
The provincial committee launches attacks on SA judiciary, stating their unfairness towards former president, Jacob Zuma. The heavy backlash on judiciary come as Zuma is serving his 15 months imprisonment for contempt of court.
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Provincial spokesperson Nhlakanipho Ntombela said they were saddened by the misuse of their logo in the planned unrest and condemned the behaviour in the strongest terms.
Ntombela said that the ANC was not aware of the planned shutdown nor had it planned any unrest and that they were seriously aggrieved by the fact that people had the audacity to drag the party’s logo into conduct which had the potential of perpetuating and wreaking havoc in the province.
“The ANC KZN has countless times declared support for former president Jacob Zuma, and we also respect the rights of individuals to peacefully protest using legitimate channels as inscribed in our democratic constitution, however, exercising such right should not infringe on the rights of others or break any laws.
“People should refrain from using the former president Jacob Zuma as a scapegoat for violence, and we urge law enforcement agencies to act firmly and expeditiously, within the law, against any form of lawlessness, public violence, damage to property and disruption of economic activity,” Ntombela said.
Ntombela said that the party was not aware of the identities of the individuals behind the use of the ANC’s logo in their poster.
“This is not a party programme, either at a province or at a regional level, we’ve got nothing to do with it, and hence we are discouraging our members from participating in it because we don’t know who is behind it,” Ntombela said.