ANC’s military wing, the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) has bashed several members of the ruling party for stooping so low and conniving with white capitalist to push President Zuma out of power.
The veteran association made this known on Wednesday at Luthuli House. The association’s chairperson Kebby Maphatsoe sounded off that those ANC members who spilled the beans on ‘state capture’ were greatly influence by rich whites. adddressed
Maphatsoe cited the likes of business mogul Johann Rupert, who he said was one of the people that backed the shocking confessions and revelations made by the ANC leader.
“You would have observed that it started as just a small thing, the Gupata’s have captured the state. Then Mcebisi Jonas [Deputy Finance Minister] coming out and Vytjie Mentor [former ANC MP] and many, many more have come out, and we are not surprised Ronald Lamola came out at the NEC meeting.
What a coincidence. It shows there was plan by these people, including Rupert. Now that we know who (is) supporting these people who want regime change in South Africa,” Maphatsoe asserted.
The MKMVA leader also seized the opportunity to malign top MK veterans who proposed the elimination of President Zuma from power.
“There was a group of so-called MK generals who wrote a petition to the ANC and again what a coincidence… To us it leaves us with no option but to conclude that there was a plan to put pressure on the ANC NEC to recall the president. The so-called generals are not in any way representing the MK,” he reiterated.
Maphatsoe asserted that he countered their proposal because other generals persistently urged him to respond to their petition.
Following the volcanic revelations made by the ANC top members, many have called for the removal of President Zuma while others called on the ruling party to address the thorny issue.
President Jacob Zuma had reacted to the issue in Parliament by telling those that wanted to know if such claims were true, to ask the Guptas directly.
Also, former ANC military commanders called on the African National Congress to convene a special national congress and elect new leadership during the congress.
Addressing the ANC NEC via a letter, the generals of the ANC’s Umkhonto we Sizwe movement urged the ANC to deal directly with the alleged Gupta family’s influence over Zuma’s administration.
The letter was signed by former communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda and was handed to ANC’s Secretary General Gwede Mantashe during the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.